I have great success with clematis. They seem to really like the soil in my yard and grow like crazy. This is the one growing up the back of my deck. It has grown up 11 feet and now is wrapping itself over the top of the deck.
This winter was particularly harsh and the weight of the snow tore down my old little lattice trellis which was home to other clematis in my yard. So my Better Half built me this incredible beauty for them to have something to hang on to.
He used all recycled lumber and so the only expense was a box of screws costing $6.00.
Here are a few other shots from my backyard.