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Plants That Thrive in Sandy Soil

Plants That Thrive in Sandy Soil

(Caryopteris x clandonensis)Zones: 5-9 Why he plants it: "A deer-resistant shrub that blooms when you least expect to see blue: in late summer." Details: The mounding habit of caryopteris makes it perfect as a low border plant in masses and works wonders in dry, sunny spots. Hundreds of blue 1-foot-long flower spikes cover this plant in late summer. Habit: Reaches 2 to 3 feet high and wide. Care: Grow in very-well-drained sandy soil, in full sun; thrives on neglect. For a strong, de...

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(Caryopteris x clandonensis)Zones: 5-9 Why he plants it: "A deer-resistant shrub that blooms when you least expect to see blue: in late summer." Details: The mounding habit of caryopteris makes it perfect as a low border plant in masses and works wonders in dry, sunny spots. Hundreds of blue 1-foot-long flower spikes cover this plant in late summer. Habit: Reaches 2 to 3 feet high and wide. Care: Grow in very-well-drained sandy soil, in full sun; thrives on neglect. For a strong, de...

Grass Seed Good for Sandy Soil | eHow

Grass Seed Good for Sandy Soil

High Desert Gardening - our three challenges: soil, climate, and water (that's all!)

High Desert Gardening - our three challenges: soil, climate, and water (that's all!)

clover lawn! Much easier to keep green than grass

10 Green Lawns Without a Blade of Grass

Ocotilla - This is a really cool neutral plant that adds a vertical element and height to the garden, yard, and landscape. It does well in the heat and harsh soil. Other than when it is in bloom the Ocotillo is a grayish neutral color that goes well in most any Southwest, desert, Arizona, or New Mexico landscaping.image by JustTooLazy, via Flickr

Ocotilla - This is a really cool neutral plant that adds a vertical element and height to the garden, yard, and landscape. It does well in the heat and harsh soil. Other than when it is in bloom the Ocotillo is a grayish neutral color that goes well in most any Southwest, desert, Arizona, or New Mexico landscaping.image by JustTooLazy, via Flickr

Oenothera speciosus Rosea - A heat loving plant that thrives in sunny, dry areas along baking south and west facing walls and pavement areas. Spreading rapidly on shallow roots when the hot summer weather arrives, give this beauty plenty of room to grow as it will overrun smaller, less vigorous plants.

Oenothera speciosus Rosea - A heat loving plant that thrives in sunny, dry areas along baking south and west facing walls and pavement areas. Spreading rapidly on shallow roots when the hot summer weather arrives, give this beauty plenty of room to grow as it will overrun smaller, less vigorous plants.

Cornstarch: your friend in the garden.  Great idea to keep bugs, worms and even squirrels out of your tomato / pepper plants.  Just remember to reapply after a rain.

Cornstarch: your friend in the garden

Cornstarch: your friend in the garden. Great idea to keep bugs, worms and even squirrels out of your tomato / pepper plants. Just remember to reapply after a rain.

Front yard shade garden inspiration - add piece of art like a bench or bird bath to creates a focal point in a shade garden

Showy Shade Gardens

Front yard shade garden inspiration - add piece of art like a bench or bird bath to creates a focal point in a shade garden

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