Bamboo.planters look like the ones you can make yourself out of pavers glued together. Are they big enough and deep enough to keep bamboo alive? Would be a good screen for more privacy around the deck.
Use rectangles to create a zig-zag plot A series of rectangular lawns or any other ground cover or paving of your choosing - pebbles, decking - are laid at right angles to each other. They traverse the garden, giving strong direction.