Re: any flower gardeners? advice wanted
I like the idea of daylillies, however they will die down in the winter.
You need to ask yourself, since you want to have privacy and I would guess also block some of the summer heat from the direct sun...would you also want those plants to lose their leaves in the fall/winter to *allow* the sun's warming rays?...or would you still like to have privacy?
That can make a difference about what you want to plant.
We are about to begin a small arbor to shade our small porch and front window, in addition to the walk from the driveway to the front door. I think we will make a frame and use plastic lattice (sturdy, doesn't require painting) and allow clematis vines to cover it in the spring/summer. This will provide shade to help keep the house cool and in the winter, the clematis will lose its' leaves and allow light in.