We put a mirror in the back or our potting bench. It had wood shaped like a window. It reflects our lovely woods. I liked the way this maple leaf jut fell onto the bench. If you notice the raw wood, on the panes, that was done by a wood-pecker who thought he was looking at a rival.
We planted some pretty huchera in with this evergreen. We will see it all winter from our kitchen french doors.
We experimented with the window box this year and planted all heaths and heathers. I'm excited to see how they do in the box. The colors are very pretty. I see this box every time I'm at the kitchen sink.
This lovely hardy fushia is still blooming. It dies down to the ground each winter and comes back to 3 or 4 feet and is covered with beautiful flowers each summer.
I tried several vines for my garden entrance. I settled on an annual cup and saucer vine that is great and covers the arbor each year. Thanks to the advice of Terri at Valley Nursery,(one of my favorite places on earth).
Until I had moved to the Pacific NW, I had never seen a big leaf maple. They aren't very pretty colors, just this rusty gold. But the leaves are huge and the trees are wonderful!!