Wednesday, September 30, 2015

My colorful patio

 I like lots of color in my patio all through spring, summer and fall. The only way to achieve that is by bringing colorful foliage such as coleus. Unlike flowers, foliage can provide color throughout the season without fading.

Grouping of colorful pots in front of the kitchen.

This year's favorite plant of mine is Persian shield. I used it throughout the patio. The secret to a good design is repetition.

Here I used a Persian shield combination of yellow and maroon shrimp plants.

Blood coleus again with Persian shield and coral bells

For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including vegetarian, gluten free and vegan recipes),please check out my books, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen and Trader Joe's Simply Indian at my website


  1. Amazing flowers! It looks really great. Thank you so much for posting such a nice post, just keep sharing.