Sweet autumn clematis (Clematis terniflora) Zones 4-9. A very vigorous clematis, this vine doesn't just grow tall (up to 30 feet in a few months); it also grows wide, ensuring full coverage. Consider its tiny white flowers, which bloom in late summer and early fall, a bonus. Oh, and did we mention that the plant tolerates most soil and sun conditions? Country Living
She called a local landscape designer and asked for a consultation. By the end of the afternoon, Debbie had a rough design, grading directives, placement suggestions for fencing ("bring the fence in close to the pool for intimacy"), and paving ideas as well as a second opinion on the plants ("add evergreens for year-round structure" and "vary the palette with complementary colors"). The bill came to $150 – at $75 an hour; the dividends will last a lifetime.