Here's how it looks now...
I guess I no longer need to worry about covering those air conditioning units - naturally screening is doing its thing!
On the back of the screen porch door, I added this door basket (found here) filled with some nursery plants.
I'm not sure I have ever showcased that back door, but it's a great area now. In case you are interested, here is the light that I eventually chose (it took a few tries to get it right). I wanted a "dark skies"light so it would not bother our neighbors but I wanted to be sure the steps were well lit for my friends when they leave after a couple of glasses of wine!
Last year our garden gate looked like this -
This year it looks like this -
The hydrangeas are again the big story of this before and after. I also added a metal basket onto our side gate. I think it's actually for Christmas but I've had it for years and never used it before. I almost tossed it in the yard sale pile but thought of this space. Why not?
I also finally found a climbing hydrangea that I hope will eventually climb the arbor over the gate. Hopefully this does as well as the other hydrangeas.
Hope you are having a great day!