We have a half screened porch and a deck off the porch that we haven't utilized since we moved here. This spring I want to get a set of patio furniture and a few hanging plants. I love sitting outside typing away on the laptop, cup of hot tea and a muffin. We don't have a lot of yard so we try to keep plants around the house or porch. We have an herb garden in the window sill and some hummingbird flowers placed at different heights around the porch. Having the plants at different levels keeps the space from seeming overwhelmed.