Here's a picture of a few plants awaiting attention last summer. Notice the wall of green foliage behind the table. That thicket if Kerria japonica was about 5 feet deep.
I finally got rid of the thicket and gained a lot of space. A bit ago, I started working on creating a new Danger Gardenette in this cleared space. Here's a picture of the previous Danger Gardenette form a couple of years ago when Loree visited my garden.
Here we are at the beginning of the new space.
The work continues. It's kind of fun because to get to this part of the garden, one has to walk through the grove of phyllostachys vivax and pass by lots of big leaved jungly looking stuff and then you come upon this collection of plants that like arid conditions. (Yes, I know that there's stuff all over the place - still working)
The big turquoise pot on the pedistal makes no sense from this angle. It's one of a set of two. (originally four around the perimeter of the seating area. Removal of these reqires a sledge hammer and concrete flying everywhere. Instead, they will be filled with hanging plants that largely cover them up.
Some transplanting from plastic to clay pots still needs to take place, a few more plants brought out of the glass room, the bricks and marble power washed and some plants moved around a bit but for the most part, I'm happy with the way it's shaping up. It reminds me a bit of how a choir looks standing on risers or a staged family photo.
Someday I publish a shot of this area when it's more or less finished. If you have any suggestions for making this look better, by all means, share them! Happy new week everyone!