The “added feature” [light hood & masking] just means a section of the flagpole appears missing.
Cascading Verbena will mask much of the coconut matting and the black hood
It is not appealing to me to see how the hood is affixed to the flagpole.
Here is my resolution. I have a few loose ends to secure.
It began with hardware wiring to make a wall:
Next was purchasing material to hide the wall–coconut matting; and, then plants that are hardy for Zone 8a, that cascade, and attract butterflies & hummingbirds–Verbena.
So, I chose to use a hanging basket. It will take several weeks to see the Verbena cascades. Stay tuned…
I’ll take DSLR pictures aft I secure the loose coconut matting. Of course, I’ll take pictures after dark.