Instructions to follow: Training grape vines over a pergola (click link for diagrams)
Pygmy Date Palm Tree - Cold Hardy Palms | Southern Select Palms | Tropical & Indoor Palms - Willis Orchard Company
Wisteria Tree - beautiful! (link leads to info on how to prune and train vine into tree)
Nasturtium - mulch plant - "these flowers are also very useful in keeping the bugs away from fruit trees and vegetable gardens. Nasturtium can easily repel squash bugs, beetles, and white flies."
Images of :: stone gardens - Fieldstone Hill Design. How I'd love to have this for a thinking seat!
Coleus plants for winter colour: Grow as potted indoor plants, just pinch out the growing tips to keep the plant bushy. Very easy to care for and propagate - trimmings will root in a jar of water. Photo by Tim Green.
drought tolerant plants: French lavender; olive trees, and New Zealand grasses, particularly varieties of poa.
Agave attenuata...soft, lush growth and no spines, but it is frost tender.