This is my idea of the perfect outdoor area. I have a small balcony and this would be divine at my place. The hanging lights can be bought from IKEA, they are solar lights which is so handy. I absolutely love this! With the cat!
Morning glory porch screen -- You can't eat morning glories but you can use this idea to grow green bean plants that run, such as pole beans or half runners. It will make it easier to pick them plus provide some shade and privacy on your porch.