One thing to keep in mind is that patio plants usually require much more frequent watering than plants grown on the ground. To save space that would otherwise be necessary to save a large hose, consider purchasing retractable gardening hoses, made of expandable and waterproof material. These can be easily folded and stored and serve the same purpose. Also, if the little terrace is not open and you want to make some shade, consider installing the awnings. It’s very customize and easy to install on your own. Furthermore, they usually take up less space than a large umbrella stand and an outdoor umbrella for decorating a small patio.