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A major design influence for this long narrow entry courtyard is due to no water access or planting beds. As an after thought to an already existing enclosed courtyard or patio, it may be necessary to use potted plants for vegetation and height. Other decorative decor and necessary elements such as benches and chairs can also create height, interest, and decoration.
Vertical walls are also an often overlooked opportunity for decorating and design. Hanging baskets, climbing vines, taller plants, wall fountains, and hanging wall decor are just a few elements that you can use to break up and liven up long dull expanses of empty garden walls like these in this long narrow courtyard.