For the window boxes: Provide drainage while keeping large pots light: Cut dollar store pool noodles and use as drainage material instead of stones. Large planters will be light enough to move later if needed.
Green fence: Living willow hedges are sustainable and aesthetically pleasing. They provide almost instant screening, even in winter. They establish very quickly after planting and create an attractive green hedge in as little as 2 months.
FORSYTHIA - 5 beautiful bushes to plant in the yard. good for privacy and very easy on the eye! such pretty colors! buddiea(pink),forsythia spectabilis(yellow), spirea arguta(white), ceanothus yankee point(blue), and weigelia(burgundy)