What plants would be good for screening a window?
May 8, 2011 2:19 PM Subscribe
What plants would be good for screening a window? Requirements within.
posted by exceptinsects to home & garden (10 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My bedroom window looks out on the parking/dumpster area.
Lots of people walk through there.
Plus the window gets a lot of afternoon sun in the summer, which makes it really hot inside.
So I would like to have some plants (outside) that both screen and shade the window.
--They are able to be grown in pots (it's a concrete driveway below the window, so I can't plant them in the ground, and also soft-ish plastic pots would provide a bumper so people don't drive into the house)
--They are perennial
--They won't ruin the house or people's cars
--They don't need a lot of water
--They shouldn't be too messy
--I live in San Diego, so they have to like a warm climate
--They produce edible fruit (optional but preferable)
So. Trees? A vine on a lattice? I don't really know about plants.