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Posted: Sep/28/2005 3:54 PM PST
I have a Cabin in Northern Michigan and it's on a beach. I'd like to grow wild flowers along the edge but it needs to be able to grow in sand. Any ideas?
Location: SE Wisconsin - Zone 5
Posted: Sep/28/2005 5:39 PM PST
Baptisia (False Indigo)
Common Vetch (sand, winter, some other names too)
PLANTS WHICH TOLERATE POOR,DRY SOILS:
Butterfly Bush, Quince, Smoketree, Scotch Broom, Lydia Broom, Heather, Juniper, Kerria, Beauty Bush, Privet, Bayberry, Mock Orange, Potentilla, Rugosa Rose, Viburnum, Yucca.
Not sure if all of these would be avaialble. http://www.wildflowerseed.co.uk
is the site - just type Sandy Soil and it brings up a click here instruction
Sea Mayweed Cowslip
Corncockle Hares Foot Clover
Posted: Sep/29/2005 12:24 AM PST
..good selections above... you may also want to read a very small primer book by C. L. Fornari called "Gardening in sandy soils".... very informative and helpful. Good luck.... I also garden near a fresh water pond... nothing like it!
Location: Manistee County, MI, USA
Posted: Oct/01/2005 7:44 AM PST
Are you talking about sandy soil or actual sand, as in beach sand? How much sun does the area get?