Ideas for a boring patio
I have always wanted a lucious pretty patio for my condo, but I never seem to get there. It is north/north-east facing, and pretty shady. It is a slab of concrete surrounded by a 6' wooden privacy fence on all sides with the exception of the side with my house. I cannot take up the concrete slab, therefore I need to go with container gardening. I am planning a small bistro table and two chairs as well(the white chairs will be going!). Currently, I have a non-thriving lemon tree in one corner and various other small plants.
Any ideas on how to make this cohesive and relaxing? Ideas for elevating plants which are inexpensive, so I don't just have a bunch of pots on the ground?
Any good shrub/patio tree ideas?
Below I've posted some photos of my patio, pre-leaf-raking, and just so you know, my dogs are Cocker Spaniels, so you can use that for scale.: