Mailbox plantings

stacyp9(5 Chicago)February 6, 2005

My mailbox is on the road and I would like some ideas for plants that can deal with the road salt. I am particularly interesting in plants that will stay neat looking, ie: more formal then cottage. I don't care for grasses in the front of the house either.

Thanks!

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cheerpeople

There was an article written in a garden magazine in the last year on salt tolerant plants. Including those for the "hell strip" between the road and sidewalk. Can't recall one!
Do a search on salt tol. plants, ok?
Karen

    Bookmark   February 13, 2005 at 6:39AM
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applefan

Several of my neighbors have planted daylilies around their mailboxes and they seem to be thriving even tho our salt trucks come often each winter.. It takes a lot to kill a daylily and they make great foliage in the summer along with pleasant flowers...of course, nothing in the winter..
Jean

    Bookmark   February 15, 2005 at 11:25PM
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