When last I showed the New Woods Sitting Area, it looked unfinished. Only took a couple of weeks to get the rest of the materials for finishing (mind you I had no plan so was winging it), and a couple of trips to Agway for plants (again, no plan - just what caught my fancy), but yesterday I got the job done*
From the back porch (zoomed slightly)
From directly in front of the area. The bird bath is supported by two sapling stumps and a rock.
To the right (as facing): I placed a wood lot-look planter with two oriental lilies (almost ready to bloom) as focal points and to either side are columbines. Note that there was a casualty to the three ferns I planted previously. Something really liked one of the painted ferns, and dragged it away. Last weekend I replaced that one with a hosta from the driveway garden that was getting sunbu scorched (should have known better than to place a light-leaved variety in full sun). So, although the hosta looks to be struggling, it is actually doing quite well and likes the change.
On the left (as facing), another log-look planter with 2 more lilies. There is a columbine between the two tall plants and a creeping winter berry on the right. Note that the foxglove is still there, just behind the planter. Since I didn't plan ahead of time sometimes things like that happen :)
The log-look planters have been hanging iout in the shed since last fall. Our local TSC had a huge fall sale and I got them for about $20 each (66% discount). At the time I got them I had no plans, just knew they would come in handy one day. When I got the lilies from Agway, I had actually expected to place a barrel planter where the bird bath is (said planter also being from a sale last year). However, that planter was smaller than I thought, so the 3 lilies I bought wouldn't fit - then I remembered the log planters. And yes, I had to go back to Agway for the 4th lily.
* The bird bath top will need to be painted so it either blends better, or at the very least is better looking. It is very old and was here when I bought the place - I found it in the overgrown garden under the crab apple. The broken pedestal has always been in the woods on the other end of the property