The space is used effectively and shows how a very bland balcony can be transformed into a sub tropical garden. [Original:I want to build these planters. I love the combination of sizes and the various heights and colors of the plants.
This looks so much like our dry creek bed with our little apple tree in the middle. Maybe adding large rocks around the other side of the tree will make it feel more balanced. Also, I like the itty bitty rocks along the outside of the larger rocks.
OR, we could just put the potted Japanese Maple out on the deck with other pots, this tucks into the building, the other rectangular box forms a small wall creating another garden room - depends where we want it/want we want it for I guess