We have Steel, we have lower frames..... and we have a lovely Pandanus Palm.Steel!
This is our Pandanus.. I mean, you can't have a water view without one! We chose her online and she was brought down from the Sunshine Coast on the back of a truck and craned into the yard. We had to plant her early because there will be no access once the house is built. She cost us about the same price as the Allegro Light (a lot!) however, I believe it was money well spent and it was love at first sight!
My next purchase will be a Singapore Frangipani Tree for the front yard/entrance. For looks, privacy, Feng Shui and above all, the smell. It's all about Chemistry!
I also purchased some "little" granite boulders to sit with our tree but they have only been brought in as far as the side pathway. I'm not sure how we'll get them as far as the back fence (the large one weighs a tonne... literally!)
As you can see, not much of a yard (if you could call it that?). What we do have is a huge deck, pool, boardwalk, water and city views and a great park (& off leash dog park) about 100 meters away. Not to mention, great neighbours, a fantastic cafe/restaurant/wine bar and city cat and ferry terminal 5 doors away.... OK, I'm bragging now...
Here are the boys in my study, standing frames in the rain. Chop Chop!