Hi, folks - I am probably relocating to the Huntsville, AL area by the end of next month. I spent 13 years in southeastern MA, where the soil was largely sand & I fondly dubbed any shoveling "New England rock gardening". Zone 6b there. The last 3 1/2 months I have been in Upstate SC, zone 7b, red clay, doing container gardening, as my living situation was in limbo.
I will hopefully be staying in Huntsville long enough to establish a garden. I know I am due west of Greenville-Spartanburg, so I'm guessing that zone and plant types that work are probably roughly the same. What is the soil like? I figured it would be more red clay, but DH tells me that it's probably better since it is part of the Tennessee River Valley. I have a memorial hydrangea from SE MA I would like to bring with me; will hydrangeas work there? Also, I am an avid wintersower - are there any of you on this forum, and if so, how do you time your wintersowing?
Thanks in advance,