note: posted 3/22/08 for archival purposes
My most recent re-design. I moved a leggy “Belinda’s Dream” rose into more sun and planted bamboo muhly and pink abutilon against the fence for fast height and evergreen interest, and in front of those, an anacacho orchid tree for spring flowers and an “Adagio” miscanthus to spill over the edge of the raised bed. This section is in filtered shade from the mesquite most of the year:
The rose section. Trained up the fence is “Maggie,” a found rose. In front and to the left of “Maggie” is “Belinda’s Dream.” And in front of “Belinda’s Dream” is the bourbon “Souvenir de la Malmaison.” The lindheimer muhly to the right of the picture has since been moved out of its way.
This is, hands-down, my least favorite section of the garden, made more problematic by buried cables that limit my plant choices. I’d also like to add a pergola in front of the back gate to the left of the picture, so I’m waiting to see how far that will extend into the bed before I move anything around. But still, it’s a lousy view from the side yard. Sigh: