Pest-free, easy to maintain, drought resistant and heavenly fragrant, this is probably the south's favorite flowering vine. Confederate Jasmine is highly recommended to new gardeners. It is easy to grow and satisfies with quick growth and a fabulous floral display. One of my favorite times of the year is when the confederate jasmine that climbs the pines in my front yard comes into bloom. On moonlit nights the warm spring breeze wafts exotic fragrances about that summon me outdoors to witness thousands of tiny white star-like blossoms glowing in the full moonlight. It's sooooo spiritual!
We're going to do something very similar to this in between our raised beds to grow pea plants on this summer. It will be like a living tunnel for the kids to play in.
A deep arbor offers enough room to shelter a small table and chairs with a profusion of climbing roses blooming from every angle.
Top pick for hot, sunny gardens. Naturally resistant to heat and drought and are available in pink, purple or white flowering varieties. Liatris forms a clump of narrow leaves that are topped in mid to late summer by 2-foot-tall spikes of bloom. This striking perennial is also a favorite with butterflies, bees, and other pollinators. Grows in Zones 3-9. Get more information on growing and caring for liatris.