Landscape & Gardening

Accessorizing the Back Terrace

Hopefully your eye is not drawn to all the electrical stuff on the back wall.
Hopefully your eye is not drawn to all the electrical stuff on the back wall.

Two new planters and one elderly frog now grace my back terrace. This composition was badly needed to screen out the the transformer and irrigation boxes. Bear in mind that the Inland sea oats in the bigger planter will eventually grow taller and flesh out the space more gracefully. Right now they look a bit stumpy and ragged. The shorter container is planted with variegated hostas. Both plants are perennials. Because these two cast concrete containers sit on a non-permeable surface, they were not draining. So I had to elevate them with plant dollies that were strong enough to withstand the containers’ massive weight. Aesthetically, it’s not the best looking option, but I had no other choice. I found the elderly frog, who in a former life spouted water in some English garden, through Antique Swan on 1st Dibs. To see a close-up view and to admire his warty patina, click on the link below.

(above) So far neither of my dogs have felt compelled to pee on him.
(above) So far neither of my dogs have felt compelled to pee on him.

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