Now you see it ...
... now you don't.
All it took was a couple of weeks of agony and $2500.
And yesterday I got a surprise from neighbor Michael of Bramble & Bean. Visiting the gardener next door, he took this birds-eye-view of my garden from the roof. It gives me hope.
Plantings will soften the rather severe geometry. Trees, already purchased, will be first--as soon as I find a way to transport them 80 miles from western New Jersey.