The trio of picture windows at the front of Chez Violette is the main distinguishing feature for the house (or was, until we painted it purple). The first plant thing I did after moving in was a trio of salvia under the windows. Those are now planted in the yard.
Once the potted salvia had been relocated, weeds took over behind the arbors:
I had low standards for a while and was in the same camp with plants as with the birds: any are better than none. I am now, however, in the tidying-up phase so the weeds have been ... dislocated. Aside from some rather appealing ground-cover type thing, a dandelion or two, and a single mallow which is looking and acting rather more nicely than the others.
In their place is another potted trio:
Thanks to the grapevines, these kangaroo paws get filtered sun in the morning, then full sun at midday. They will be in the shade again after about 1:30 p.m. While billed as "full sun" plants I am willing to bet that they will get all the sun they need here. We'll see.
Still debating the acquisition of two more climbers to place behind the arbors. They would also have to go in containers (which limits the selection); and I'd want them to be deciduous, because I want the morning sun inside during the winter. Possibly wisteria?
Watch this space!
And here's a shot to establish the relationship with the grapevines, which are now as tall as I am.