This area is barely visible from the street and when the roses grow on the fence it will not be visible at all. You can't see it from any main living area in the house. You can't see it from the deck and you can't even see it when you are in the back garden unless you walk over to that area. I added a large piece of wrought iron and a clematis on one side to hide it even further.
Hopefully it will all grow even though the soil is mucky clay and river rock. I amended it with compost and perlite with high hopes that all the peonies I brought from the farm will survive. It consumed my summer and seemed an endless task but even now without a green leaf in sight I can look at it out my bedroom window each morning and it fills me with delight, anticipation and a wonderful since of accomplishment. It was a huge back-breaking endeavor...but I enjoyed every minute. Starting an entirely new garden has been so healing. Is this what I really want to do in my mid 80s....... YES!!!