I'm going to pin this and put it on my "honey do" list. A pergola offers sun protection without blocking breezes, while its open sides frame the view and establish a sense of enclosure. This pergola was custom-made, but DIYers can build one from a kit.
Make a hidden water reservoir for pots in the garden.When you pot up your flowers dangle a few 'wicks' (mop strings) out of the drainage holes. The wicks should be placed a few inches into the potting mix in your planter.