The kitchen wall has been completely reconfigured. It was clear that the wall was never not going to be in the sun, so in order to help keep the kitchen cool, I needed (a) instant height from something that (b) could cope with full sun and considerable heat that (c) wasn't too expensive and (d) could live in containers.
The answer was "bougainvillea."
The morning after the arrangement was complete, I spotted a butterfly hanging around. So, somebody likes it!
I think the Orange King bougainvillea will, eventually, look quite smashing against the purple wall. The trellises are tall enough that we can easily rig a suspension device from the fascia board (probably to take the form of heavyweight monofilament wound around panel nails), to keep the trellises from contacting the wall.
The shrubby tree at right is the compact strawberry bush, or arbutus, which will eventually be given a good-sized raised-bed apparatus to live in. It seems happy in its pot for now.
I had to tear out a few volunteer mallows that had sprung up in that corner. The birds like them, so I was sorry to do it, but it had to be done to get this arrangement finished. With any luck, the mallows that are left (one beside the innermost bougainvillea pot, and one beside the arbutus) will continue to thrive there.