I love going to places like Lowe’s, Home Depot, Target and even Wal-Mart to peruse their garden sections. I love terracotta pots and their many uses. First, try purchasing a few different sizes. Maybe stack some by turning the bottom pot upside down for added height (maybe secure for safety). This will allow you some flexibility with your plants and flowers and let you create a terraced effect without the huge cost. If you don’t like the color, simply prime and paint to match your current color scheme. And if you’re really crafty, you can even turn them into a small water feature. The garden section of your local hardware store should have what you need to complete this relatively inexpensive project. Plus there are many websites out there to give you tips on how and what you need. If you don’t want to take on another project, you can purchase one already made.
What about adding a bench or even a garden stool? Depending on the allotted space either of these will work beautifully. At times the garden stools can get a little pricey, but if you look around again at stores like Home Goods you just might find a bargain. No matter what size space you have to work with, a porch or just a small area, by adding some potted flowers and plants you can transform your yard into a garden oasis. But just remember to have fun digging in the dirt.