For the north side of the deck, on the grass. Would hide underneath the deck and help with Mosquitos. Lemon grass is a natural mosquito repellent and grows quite tall. Plant it in large planters next to a patio to create privacy and repel mosquitoes.
olive trees in courtyard. Evergreen, soft grey tones, hardy and easily shaped. My husband really wants one of these in our garden so he can have an "on-tap" supply of olives and a reminder of my Italian roots.