northern Mi near lake huron
I found GardenWeb forums a couple months ago when I was selling my Illinois house. Until now I have spent most of my GardenWeb time on the house forum section. Now I have sold that house and moved north (three weeks ago)I am expanding to garden and landscape issues. Although my Illinois Zone was the same as my Michigan one, soil and other conditions seem very different here. Because we are only 2 blocks from Lake Huron it is more humid, and I suspect temperatures are not as extreme. I believe this area may be subject to cold more in line with zone 4 off and on and would like to keep my plantings more toward zone 4 cold hardiness since I don't relish buying expensive plants only to have them killed by the cold.
I want to post 2 photos of my current project, and would love suggestions for permanent plantings when I am ready for that in the late fall and the spring.