I was so pleased with the swing set when it had been improved and finished. The girls use it a lot more than I expected they would and I love having a safe place to send visiting kids when they are over. However, to improve it even more, we planted Morning Glory at the bottom or each post under the fort. They are coming in nicely and give it a fairytale look with the vines winding up and around the pillars. I love it.
Now I understand that once it is growing, Morning Glory is very hard to get rid of and farmers and others who have had Morning Glory to deal with, cringe and wail when anyone talks about actually planing the stuff. (Roger, I'm talking to you.) Apparently it actually takes two years and at least 4 professional sprays to get rid of it, when it gets out of control. I've been given more than one lecture on the subject.
So, having said that and with the full knowledge of that I am in for if I let it get out of control . . . doesn't it look pretty?