I have always wanted some kind of water garden in my backyard, maybe with a pretty little fountain and some fish and lilies. I have actually tried to do this, but never with any success. In fact, the last time I tried all I did was make a total mess of my yard. But what I never thought of was putting toward the garden in a bowl on my patio.
Privacy is a big concern in our gardens. While we love our neighbors (ok, we hope to be lucky enough to love our neighbors), having that private space when you are outside is important to what a garden is all about. None of us want to build a ten foot wall all around our property, but fortunately, there is a better way. Using plants to create privacy is not only a friendly way to keep out prying eyes of passers-by, it also makes your garden space more green!