sandy and bedrock
I have a big dilema on my hands and was wondering if anyone could help out. I live in a zone 5 in the Kingston area of Ontario and I have started to do some landscaping at our cottage home last summer. I planted some bulbs, ground covers, hostas, roses etc. Being new to the whole gardening thing I discovered they were not growing because our whole back yard is on bedrock and our soil is mostly sand!!! I really want a beautiful flower garden but Im not sure what the easiest thing to do is in my situation. We have a lot of top soil that I can mix with what is already there. The area gets a lot of sun through the whole day at least 6 hrs per day, so could any one suggest some flowers, shrubs and climbers that are flowering that might be good for this area. And what do I need to do to get more nutritious soil so they will grow.. Thank you so much for any help.