In the very back of the bed, all along the house I have butterfly ginger. This will get tall and hide the ugliness of the wall. In front of that I have Mexican Petunia. It will get fairly tall also....but not as tall as the ginger. So I will have a nice backdrop.
There is a pagoda plant (http://www.floridata.com/ref/C/cler_pan.cfm) in there also...and I am really excited about that. I can't wait to see it...I can't wait for ya'll to see it! I think that the bed looks 100% better now I have planted a climbing rose on this arbor...I can't wait to see this arbor totally covered with snow white blooms.
I have tons of seed to plant in this bed once they get a little bit bigger...daisies, lupine, hollyhock, foxglove, cosmos, columbine, vinca, zinnia, and salvia. The anticipation is killing me!
I have some shutters that I am going to screw together and paint to make a screen to go around the ugliness of the air conditioner. That will look much better.
And yes...the arbor is leaning...that's just what it does....leans. I have staked it down, tied it down...and it just prefers to lean...so I just let it go.