I started my garden last year and have had great success (much due to the suggestions from this website). I have a 50 year old chain link fence seperating myself from my neighbor's yard who have lived there for 50 years. I suggested putting up a wood fence between us at my cost but they do not want this as they grow vegetables in their entire back yard. For the most part the yard is neat but not my style and a little junky but I can appreciate the vegetable garden and the grape vines are nice. Anyway, I want to honor their request to leave the 50 year old rusty chain link fence as I do not want hostility. So...the are is part sun part shade and I would like to grow tall shrubs/little trees or anything that can give me some privacy. They style of the garden so far going in a toad lilli, echinatia, peoni kind of direction. The first sized shrub I have purchased is a Bridalwreath Spirea. Not sure if this is my style of not but will give some privacy.
Any suggestions on great, interesting, unusual privacy type plants?