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Location: Warren, New Jersey - Zone 6b
Posted: Jun/10/2009 8:10 PM PST
My parents recently purchased a summer home in South Eastern NJ as a get away the whole family could enjoy. With Fathers Day coming up, and as a way to say thank you, I was thinking of doing a little landscaping at the house. I wanted it to feel as much as a tropical getaway as possible, but there are some variables that I am unaware of and was hoping some of you could lend some assistance. Here are the specifics:
Zone 7 and sits directly on the bay.
Soil is VERY sandy, almost like a beach.
Backyard is essentially in the bay, jutting into the bay with bulkhead dividing the yard from the water. That being said, I'm sure the soil (or really just sand) below is rather wet and with salty water, or at least I assume that's the case.
We won't be there year round, so we want something that is easy to care for and can be left outside all year round.
Does anyone have any suggestions? Anything you can provide would be MORE than helpful. I was looking for tropical plants for zone 7 in sandy soil, and I was having a lot of difficulty. So again, I would greatly appreciate any information anyone can provide!
I have pictures of the back yard, but I don't know how to upload them here.
Location: Westlake, La
Posted: Jun/11/2009 6:31 AM PST
Cannas may survive-they can survive just about anything. I don't know about winter hardiness in your zone, though.