Let me begin by saying that my wife and I are completely
unknowledgeable when it comes to gardening. ANY advice concerning our
problem will be greatly appreciated.
We are looking for a way to hide our neighbor's chain link fence which
is about 3-4 feet high. Since it is not our fence and we are not on
the greatest terms with our neighbors, vines or clinging plants are
unfortunately out of the question.
The area near the fence receives plenty of unobstructed sunlight and
plenty of water -- too much water it seems. It is at the bottom of a
slight incline and the soil tends to be quite soggy.
While the local nurseries seem to be able to provide some ideas for
seasonal coverage (red twig dogwood seems to be a popular
recommendation) they seem to be stumped when it comes to coverage in
the winter months.
Obviously, we would like something that is fast growing but year round
coverage is definitely our main requirement. We live in the NW
suburbs of Chicago (Zone 5).
Again, any advice is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance!!!