Until you get you close, you can't see in. When you are sitting in a chair inside-people really can't see you. As said before-the 'floor' needs leveling and mulching. I have a swing that goes in here and I'm looking forward it swinging in it. It is full of my babies, lets take a closer look...
This is the 'entrance', as I go down my steps off of my front porch, this is what I see.
On the left are three tall babies that block the view well. Most left is a Princess tree (Paulownia?) She is a super fast grower-UNLESS you keep her root bound in a pot:)
At her base is sea oats and some hyperion daylilies.
I was so happy to see a bloom (yes its blurry, but you have to be quick to get the ONE and only bloom that lasts ONE and only one day)
Next to the Princess is a Bird of Paradise or Pride of Barbados tree with iris' and a creeping rose at its base. It will be moved over to share the same spot as the moon plant next to the deck (I imagine over looking the railing to see the crazy orange and yellow blooms at eye level-I'm such an artist-NOT:)-next to it is my Diana Athela or Rose of Sharon (my grandma called Rose of Sharons Alfies:). Diana is a 'special' breed that doesn't seed, blooms pure white blooms, and is named after the Greek Goddess. There is a whole (old) collection of the Goddesses, I'm on the look out for the remaining ones. She, Diana, is in almost NO dirt with strawberries, sweet potato vine, and an amaryllis at her base. She has been blooming like crazy (must be the worm castings I feed her:)
Behind these plants you can see a little 'wild herb' bed. In it is a Rose of Sharon (from FTW plant swap) that's double lt pink; comfry, salad barnet? burnet? salad something, and tansy.
My tansy actually bloomed! I have killed many a tansy-and I'm so proud of this poor plant for not only living, but blessing me with pretty yellow button blooms. (The little kitten is Tiny-a stray I got (took in) on my birthday 06/02/08))
This is the secret potting corner BEFORE!
This is it AFTER!!! I still need to organize my Rubbermaid containers, but I'm please to have a corner to make a mess and not have to worry about it!
Next we'll do the right side of the Secret Garden...