I live in Northern Utah (Ogden) and am going to build a deck in my front yard and I'd like a climber to provide shade. My front door faces East. (or when looking at my front door, I'm facing West.)
I keep up with my gardens a bit, like weeding once a week or so, but I'm kind of a plant it and forget it as much as possible kind of guy. We get below freezing a few times a year and have a lot of time spent in the 30's. Otherwise, the summer is hot and sunny.
I'm thinking a perennial water wise climber would be great. I think I want a twining or tendril type. I have a brick house and don't need the thing to take over my entire house. Butterflies and bees would be fantastic. I know I'm creating a lot of requirements. Maybe it's unrealistic?
So, I've been browsing the interwebs / talking to others:
- Yellow Trumpet Vine
- Golden Hops
- Coral Honeysuckle
- Wisteria (is this a really woody / fragile type of vine?)