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Mailbox gardens

Posted by rubybaby43 z4 MN/n. metro (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 14, 09 at 13:30

Hello everyone! I have been wanting to plant a garden around my mailbox for a number of years and this is the year I'm going to do it. I am looking for ideas (hopefully pics too!) and opinions on perennials and small shrubs that can take the beating of the salty snowbanks the plows pile at the ends of the drive every year. Especially looking for a shorter, hardy clematis that can take it. Morning glories might be the way to go but I'd prefer to make this entirely perennial (the spot is in full sun).

I am so excited to be able to start another garden and am really looking forward to hearing your suggestions and ideas!

Kristy :)

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RE: Mailbox gardens

My neigbor and I do Gaillardia, ie, Indian Blanket. It is very hardy and likes to be in sandy-rocky ground, and stays in bloom all summer. Too rich a soil is not good for it. Road salt doesn't affect it at all.

RE: Mailbox gardens

Thanks! I'm putting it on the must-have list!

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