What are your all-time favorite vines/plants/bushes/trees?
We built a house on 3 acres in rural Wisconsin and I have enormous areas available for planting, including a 14-foot arbor. Some areas have a protected southern exposure while others have a wind-whipped northern exposure with no protection. The house is modified prairie-style, and we plan to seed some strips of prairie around the margins of the lot (after we kill weeds with clear plastic this summer). I still have long swaths of earth around the exterior strip of lawn that could be planted, as well as strips near the house.
What are your all-time favorites?