You are not too good about plant parenting, here a few nice artificial greens.
From Ikea Fejka $12.99 Cad. This glorious looking ivy can be used inside or if your veranda is covered, I would use it inside.
From Ikea Fejka $24.99 Cad
This artificial plant from Ikea is topiary style and can be used also as a pair to create some symmetry
From Pier One Faux Boxwood Topiary $169.95 https://www.pier1.com/outdoor-faux-boxwood-cone-%26-ball-48%22-topiary/3319484.html?cgid=artificial-trees#nav=left&origin=gridswatch
From Pier One Topiary wreath $39.95 https://www.pier1.com/faux-boxwood-topiary-door-decor-%26-wreath/3163585.html?cgid=artificial-trees#nav=left&origin=gridswatch
I have bought this topiary and used it as a focus point above a metal console decorated with white flowers and a ceramic frog thinker.
From Pier One Faux Cedar topiary $129.95 https://www.pier1.com/faux-cedar-51%22-spiral-topiary-in-black-pot/3448937.html?cgid=artificial-trees#nav=left&origin=gridswatch
I believe that a mixture of real plants, flowers and artificial plants work wonder for a garden or a balcony. Try it you will like it and you can bring your faux plants into your home after the season is over.