i made raised beds this weekend! i planted lavendula stoechas and regular lavender, forget me nots, two types of white hydrangeas. i also planted some flower bulbs of white muscari and hyacints that i had in pots.
This has a very DIY-friendly privacy screen idea. Plant a beautiful semi-evergreen climber at the base (Lady Banks Rose or jasmine), either in a pot or in the ground, and you have a a patio garden sanctuary.