Needed: Potted plants to screen bad view
I am suddenly faced with the need to screen an ugly view (rusty cars, plastic toys) from my deck, as my neighbor has just removed some old, tall, shrubs and put in a 4' chain link fence along our shared side property line. I'm not accustomed to container gardening on a large scale since I have plenty of yard to garden in. The width of the deck along the offending side is about 7 feet, and the plants (including containers) should be about 5-6 ft tall. I'm thinking of something like lilac, viburnum. Whatever it is, I'd like it to winter over, but don't need it to be evergreen. Tropical wouldn't be a good look with the New England style house. Help - I want it NOW!