Climbing hydrangea, Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris, is really the best vine for shade with 365 days of ornamental value. Its lustrous, dark green leaves are neat and attractive all season before turning a buttery yellow in the fall. In June and July, fragrant 8” wide hydrangea-like white flowers layer over the leaves. The exquisite exfoliating cinnamon bark provides winter interest. Climbing hydrangea is self-attaching and reaches 30 to 50′ at maturity in part to full shade.
Hydrangea anomala Firefly: Fabulous Climbing Hydrangea with bold variegated leaves that glow yellow in the spring, then chartreuse in summer. Large white lace-cap flowers crown them in early summer for many weeks. The cinnamon shaggy bark is interesting in winter when bare. They will need sturdy support as they can reach 30-50'. Vine attaches by aerial rootlets to any surface without harm. Prefers shady to part shade areas. Zones 4-8
Cherokee Rose Cherokee Rose is a beautiful and easy rose for the south, where it graces gardens with very fragrant white flowers in spring. The glossy, evergreen foliage is also highly disease resistant.
Top 10 Container Plants: Whether you have acres to garden (Like Emily Rose’s Little Sutton garden) or a tiny patio, containers are a great way to add interest. Here are our favorite picks for easy-to-grow container plants. *CANNA LILY: Dramatic flower and foliage for large planters. Can grow 6 feet tall. Flowers in full sun from midsummer to frost. CATMINT: One of the showiest plants in the mint family. Thrives in full sun; fragrant. Shear by half after spring bloom to encourage second ...
BLAZE ROSE Notice how well the climber is trained around the front door, some canes are bent downward in a rounded form to create more side shoots for flowers to develop. This climber is one of the best and easiest climbers to train. The canes are very flexible and the flowers keep coming all season long.