This is my conception for the back fence. More or less. Based on what's out there already . The crab (tiny), Green Giant arborvitae (thriving), witch hazels (steady growers), Limelight hydrangea and serviceberry Autumn Brilliance are all out there now. I need to level the ground by the fence if possible, expand the beds, and underplant with some lovely easy shrubs. I want a birdy, leafy, twiggy place of shelter back there. Someday perhaps we can do the retaining wall.
Today I am girding my loins to go out there, cold as it is, and dig that bed on the side. Gonna do it. That's me. Right now.