No matter what I put in this triangle flower bed, it didn't do well. The spot is shady quite often during they day. There is a crepe myrtle tree off camera and the roots run under the bed, which didn't help.
I was reading one of those special interest magazines that was called "Cottage Gardens." There were pages after pages of concepts called "Garden Rooms" where homeowners actually planned out outdoor rooms with park benches, bird baths, and other architectural elements.
I didn't have a lot of money to spend, so I settled on bright kindergarten colors and focused on some old chairs I had. My neighbor, Nancy, rescued the cabinet hanging on the fence from the trash left out one Thursday night.