When Chris and I were married in 2004, my Uncle Virgil gave us a gift certificate to a local nursery. (Uncle Virgil and I have traded plants on and off since I lived in Virginia.) It took me some time to figure out what I wanted to do with it. Last spring, I finally decided, and I purchased two clematis plants and a yellow climbing rose to espalier on the back of the deck. This is only a year since they were planted, and they look gorgeous! I still have some training/pruning to do to get them going across the wires on the deck, but they're showing a lot of promise!