If you're standing on the porch and looking to the left, this is the view. The fence is 6 feet high, so that makes the monster rose bush...i dunno, 12 feet high? This is growth since the end of August. I'd pruned it back to the wood at 3-4 ft.
This is the view at the back of the garden, looking towards the porch and apt. The birds are just barely discovering my feeder. Dave says he saw a cardinal, but I've seen no activity. Hopefully, when it gets cold, I'll have more feathered friends. On the right is a butterfly bush. On the left, a burning bush (not yet burning!) and the ornamental grass in the distant left.
View from the porch.
The left side of the porch. Im going to hang those boxes in the spring and fill them with strawberries.
Ifrit, lay off the booze!