tropical containers - try this beside the rock in the shallow end of the pool
banana plants around pool - Google Search
in a small courtyard or patio you have to make use of containers for gardening - create a statement piece full of colour using a couple of different plants - replace them with others as they go out of season so you always have a full display.
I love these arrangements, I think I could duplicate this in silk flowers.
Japanese moss plants
This site is AWESOME. photo gallery of containers with instructions to plant and description of flower. One of the best I've seen. - Click image to find more Gardening Pinterest pins
buckets of succulents
Containers With Pizazz ! Not Your Ordinary Container!