My ditch garden up date.
I've been redesigning this garden for a few years now. As you can see, it's got a long way to go.
The side I'm planting now has very bad soil. It's 3" of age mulch on top of shale. Not much grows there but weeds.
It's hard to tell the difference. lol
I put in
1 mock orange, 2 mophead hydrangea, 1 peegee hydrangea, 1 dwarf lilac, 1 dianthus, 6 red mums, 6 creeping veronicas, 6 mother of thyme, 1 clematis, 3 lavender, 2 russian sage, 1 clump liatris,(sp), and 5 or 6 clumps of assorted sedums. and a few annuals.
I like to use small plants when planting in not so great soil. 1st reason, small plants have small needs and adapt better.(IMHO). 2nd reason, if they don't make it, I wont cry too much.