Powering an Off the Grid House (Cost-Effective)-In the picture: Lakewood, Colorado House – built in 1956. Brent and Nelson upgraded the home with multiple solar technologies including; daylighting, passive solar and active solar. They also have an 80 gallon solar hot water heater. | Photo by Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Laboratory.
Hall's Honeysuckle Vine. I'd like this on a trellis along the white wall of the garage. It's perennial, climbing, and fragrant. Though it does require pruning to keep it from eating the whole building...
To expand the combination, you could add some tall 'Karl Foerster' feather reed grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora), groups of pink yarrow (Achillea sp) and the evergreen ground cover sunrose (Helianthemum nummularium). 'St Mary's' is a clean, white variety of sunrose, while 'Dazzler' is hot pink.
Physostegia virginiana Obedient Plant, False Dragonhead USDA zones: 3-9 Sun: Full sun - light shade Mature size: 2' - 4' Snapdragon-like spikes of clustered white, pink or magenta flowers distinguish this plant. Its tubular flowers compliantly remain in whatever direction they are pushed. Semi-invasive, multiplying quickly in the garden. Either plant in beds where it can spread to its heart’s desire or choose cultivars such as ‘Miss Manners’ or ‘Pink Manners’ that are bred to behave.