We are just about finished building a 16' x 14' pergola with a ground level deck underneath it. It's quite large and I'd like to plant perennials at its entrance as well as around the sides to make it look more cozy and that it blends in to the rest of the backyard.
What types of perennials would you suggest. I'm thinking of some ornamental grasses but don't know if they should go towards the front or the sides of the pergola. I eventually would like the plants to create some privacy, although we'll have sheer-type flowing curtains that can be pulled closed.