Good Questions: Ideas for Decorating the Balcony?

Sandra sent in a good question: I have a very long, 54-foot, apartment balcony. I settled on this configuration about 4 years ago and, quite frankly, I'm getting sick of it. This is very difficult to organize into an outdoor living space. Essentially, it is like decorating a long shelf. Any thoughts?

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Please share your suggestions with Sandra in the comments...thanks!