This is our new raised area, new tree in the background and a good view of the privacy slats we installed over the weekend. They really provide a clean look. Click this picture and make it large. Follow the top of the grape vine and you'll see my tomato plants! They were determined to find the sun and did what it took. They are about 8 feet tall.
Here's the tower of coleus plants. That turned out ok too. I'm going to move the pot next year. Maybe I'll put it in the front of our house. Who knows.