The PCV growing up the back of my house. I'm thinking climbing rose on a trellis? Anyone out there have a fast growing, cold hardy (zone 4), climbing workhorse (something like WILLIAM BAFFIN comes to mind) that they can send me cuttings from for trade or postage?
They vent something. I put a trellis on it today. The trumpet is way to agressive for me to want to deal with a 2nd one, also this is the girls garden so I like the romance of the roses. There is one I drive by every year that I just love, I may just drop by and ask the home owner if I can take clippings.
LOL Estrail, my husband hates our trumpet vine. He chops it down every fall and it is back every summer. :) It was here when we moved in through, so it's not my fault, but I know better then to purposely move it someplace else. :) I might get a clematis to grow there. I'm putting a morning glory and some peas there for now and may plant something more permanent if I can nab something on the end of season sales. Garden budget is getting a little tight. :)
good old venting! yup, they can look blah.
think about painting them...hmmm, long neck birds, worms. ah, monarch catapillars!
then, even your shorter plants will look nice and two monarchs would be very girl like. also, do the vents...one maybe bathroom, one fernace I think...anyways, does heat come from it? you may not be able to put anything very close to them...and certainly nothing that may grow up into them. whatever you decide...I know you'll do great!
hay, I bet you could even find colored tape instead of paint. just thinking out loud---have fun
I sure know about garden budgets!!! We bought 6 1/2 acres of former soybean field and built a house on it...then 2 sheds, a hay barn, horse run-in w/ tack room, a preformed Lowes poo', awning like thing thatcomes almost to the ground for parking boat and motorhome in, chicken coops and run...SO...landscaping for the last 3 yrs (we finally moved in last Nov!)!!! Fruit trees, berries of all kinds, a garden, grapes...just on and on! I traded for about 1/2 of my plants on here and most of the rest came from end of season sales at places like Lowes and Walmart. I also hit every place that had what I call a "trash and burn rack". It has taken every one of those 3 yrs to get my landscaping done.
The last addition was the carport for the boat, etc. and I decided with DH agreement, to plant boxwoods along one side to sortof closein around the bottom. It never ends but I don't know what I would have done if I had not found Daves Garden!!!!!