Here's the FINAL project-----
Thanks to ALL of your advice....
I didn't paint the attic vent, door got HD Dozen Roses Red, and the pavers went down, the window boxes white and lots of color in the flowers!! (yeh I know-too many flowers) but just for show, besides all will not survive. I shall see what I really like. an my landlord LOVES me and I love him --he did an AWESOME job on the corbels, the paver path (I picked exactly where to put each one lol drove him nuts) The hedge has yet to grow. :) and I have yet to wrap the red roses around the post--project tomorrow!