To soften the hash look, we plant climbing vines over the gates.
In our main home, ĐGT, we have bougainvilla climbing over the gate arbor. This plant thrives on neglect in our climate: the more neglect the more blooms we have, especially in the dry season.
We have both white and pink bougainvillas on the gate there.
In our second home, TSV, we have pyrostegia venusta.
When I come back to our homes from outside and see the blooms on the gate, I just feel warm all over! It's the look of home.