A couple of days ago I showed you the garden around the patio area, how it's been growing like crazy this summer with very little attention from me. I'll show you more of the back yard now, focusing on the area to the south of the patio.
The house and deck are to the left, and this wall of foliage hides the pergola and patio. There's a lot going on here, and this may not be the best view of it.
So here's another angle:
Here's the first view, but more cropped so more focused, easier on the brain:
And even another, as I circle toward the back (around the bananas) and turn toward the house:
The two smaller castor bean plants were NOT planted by me, but they break up the green so I left them.
"Smaller" is relative, as these are 7' (2.1m) tall, but tiny compared to the ones next to the deck.
The maypop -- this is the third spot in which I let it grow -- has completely obscured the trellis from view...
...but I'm not complaining! Dozens of these wonderful blooms every day.
(I pull maypop vines out all summer long. This plant loves to spread from its roots.)