Great idea for a patio in a backyard with limited shade and space to garden. A covered patio with windowbox container garden as a creative use of backyard space and landscaping idea for vertical space.
Raised bed/planter/fence/privacy screen: this is now featured at www. with complete instructions for building a planter with a back You can get a PDF too. Please vote for me in the Outdoor Structures contest. - My Wonder Garden
Build a vine-covered pergola in your backyard to shade a stone patio or wood deck using wood beams and lattice set on precast, classical-style columns. The dappled sunlight created by the overhead latticework creates a cool, relaxing environment perfect