Help! Neighbors cut down trees and took my shade!
Mais La! My back yard took a beating from hurricane Rita but it is in wonderful shape now. Just when I thought my little side yard was fine, the neighbors cut down two old gum trees! The old trees survived the hurricane and gave my side bricks shades but the neighbors were afraid of another storm.
We have lost so many trees and my little patch of shade is gone. I have bright sun beating down on my shade loving plants now that the trees are gone. Should I try to build a trellis and train vines on it? My Confederate Jasmine would grow perfectly on it. The sunny area is about ten feet wide and once had an old New Orleans look with ferns and a fountain and elephant ears.
Any ideas about a trellis or pergola? Our Louisiana sun is so hot!