Lily_love wrote: Good morning Donna. In our region where the soil above ground won't free over. Container growing is feasible, my Clematis and other container growing of certain perennials do fine. The containers selection is important too, I've to be careful and choose those that can withstand the elements. Wooden planters are nice, but they will deteriorate after a few years so I've learnt. These are barrels that are close to 7-8 years of age. I'll soon have to transplant them to new pots for the wood is breaking down. My clems. are roughly 4-5 years of age.