My latest garden quandaries
The area IÂm developing gets morning light, and has several large deciduous trees. Spring through fall this area is nicely nestled in greenery and very shady, but during the winter it is rather barren, so IÂd like to focus on container plants that will be at their best during the winter (SF bay area Â mild winters).
Would appreciate your ideas as to:
A flowering vine to grow over an arbor. Winter blooming would be terrific if such a plant exists. I have this wild idea about planting a different vine on each side and letting them commingle. Have you seen something like that work? DonÂt go there?
Hanging planters. The pots will hang on both sides of a large window that has a windowbox beneath it. The window box has gold mums, purple pansies, dusty miller, and maiden hair ferns. IÂd like to put something in the pots with a vertical feel, but am somewhat limited by the weight the brackets could hold up.