warriorswisdomkathy wrote: For those plants that need less water, mix in planting hole, builders sand (is more corse than play sand), this allows drainage of any excess water. Also have grown annual Alyssum (it reseeded for several years and the fragrance is spectacular. Have you thought about growing some of the vines as ground cover, if they get out of control they can be chopped back. In pix below is Centranthus ruber, Geranium Rozanne (Bluestone), and Humulus "Golden Hops". Enjoy. Kathy.