Veranda Magazine's beautiful courtyard with pillows and lanterns.

Fullerton--here's an idea for your secret garden. I know Bruce doesn't like creeping fig, but look at the lovely effect!

decking seating and stone walls with integrated planters

East Village Roof Garden - modern - landscape - new york - by pulltab design Like the idea of open slats as a roof to let some sun in an area. Don't like roofs that can be opened and closed

Gallery Photos : Historical Courtyards & Gardens.  Hydrangeas and Heucheras

Hydrangeas and Heucheras

If we must build a deck - continue the kitchen and I can be on board =) Photo:Lisa Romerein - indoor/outdoor kitchen // House Beautiful, July 2012