Deck tree - This golden maple makes a beautiful potted tree in this tall terra cotta. Maybe a Princeton Gold Maple "Acer platanoides" or a Golden Full Moon Maple "Acer shirasawanum 'Aureum'" (small, shade)
Patio Planter for Citrus Trees Citrus plants grow well in containers on a sunny patio. Containers also allows for citrus plants to be brought inside if the weather turns cool. I would love to have citrus trees someday!
Provide drainage while keeping large pots light: Cut dollar store pool noodles and use as drainage material instead of stones. Large planters will be light enough to move later if needed. Cut up pool noodeles.