Filling an Empty Backyard Space

What do you fill an empty space with that is by a fence next to a Deodara tree?  Yesterday we agreed on purchasing this old “chippy wicker” (so advertised) chair and put a Purple Fountain Grass on the seat.  This photo taken late afternoon when the grass was backlit.

Most would think us fools for paying what we did for the chair found at a vintage shop in Cobble Hill, but you don’t see this kind of old wooden wicker too often. Couldn’t bear to paint it and take away the vintage look.

The grass is not hardy, but we hope that putting it in husband’s workshop where there is a window to let in light will carry it through winter.