Hi, to assuage my guilt on not yet planting my wonderful wonderful seed exhange seeds from you guys, I am posting a pic of the New Dawn climbing roses over my little porch. At least that looks a bit cottagey. One thing at a time eh?
Hydrangea paniculata Limelight, large white blooms tinged with pale green; trailing Ivy at the base spills over the sides of the classy zinc planter boxes. Baltic Ivy (variegated creamy edge) would combine well too.
You might be a top-notch gardener, but if you start to teach children about plants and flowers, you are likely to observe the area of nature from an entirely new perspective. Children adore the outdoors.