Any suggestions for good plants, keeping the above in mind, and the fact that the area gets partial sun at best (more this year because of the d--ned caterpillers that I mentioned a while ago) and is a bit damp--even collecting some water in the winter. The soil is acidic--and it is very rocky. (Therein lies another question. I would REALLY like to find sources for tiny seedlings, because it is VERY hard to plant bigger plants back there.) I am in zone 5, but like plants to be rated down to 4, because of the brutally cold winter we had the year before last.
Thanks.... BTW, I do keep doing searches, looking at Paghat's (wonderful) site, etc., and I am sort-of inching along.... I did find a nice little vine at a nursery this week and had to come back here and check it out before I bought it. Methinks it will be glorious.