Here is another idea of creating the planter for the garden in the but this one is big. You can see how reshaping the wood pallets can turn them into awesome items for There is no need to paint them as they look amazing in their actual color.
Cinnamon apple rings - Pampered Chef Apple tools make quick work! The Corer, or the Apple Peeler/Corer/Slicer! - A quick and delicious snack of sliced apple rings dipped in a yogurt batter, fried, and topped with cinnamon-sugar.
A macrame or beaded curtain that could serve as a "doorway" for Phli's house would allow the audience to see into the household, but also make it clear that there is a barrier there that Theopropides can't see through.