This DIY built-in patio bench has storage space for pillows, propane tanks and other outdoor items. It even includes flower planters at both ends. Add an awning over it and it is a perfect outdoor social area.
Bamboo is a dramatic specimen plant when grown in a large container (where it can't escape). It makes a perfect, fast-growing screen. -- Name: Phyllostachys aurea -- Size: To 20 feet or more -- Growing Conditions: Full sun and moist, but well-drained soil