Our back yard is so small that it is more of an outdoor room than a back yard. We have a nice place to sit surrounded by plants. The back yard is fenced and reasonably safe from predators so it also serves as a bird sanctuary with a bird feeder (filled with black oil sunflower seeds), a hummingbird feeder, a bird bath and my beloved fountain. Our cats are not allowed outside but they enjoy great views of the birds... watching the birds is one of their favorite activities.
I am so very pleased with my fountain. It's pretty and easy to care for. it it is just outside the back door in our teeny tiny back yard. This is the view from the back door.
The hakonechloa works with everything. Here is a pot of hakonechloa with blue lobelia and red salvia. The salvia is popular with the hummingbirds AND me.
If you look closely you can see the birdbath (it's a blue plant saucer) and the bird feeder (it's in the top right corner).
Most of our plants are in pots and that means we can move them around. When something looks really good we can make it more visible or, less visible when something looks bad.