With winter fast approaching, I wanted to address some options for landscaping. Although, it is not a time of the year when people think about their landscape, there are plenty of things that can be done to add some pizazz to your exterior. When done correctly, winter landscaping can create a winter wonderland!
Create a Fall Landscape with these fall landscaping ideas
Well, another season has come and gone. Now, you are probably getting your self ready for the fall and winter that is to come – cleaning gutters, winter proofing windows and doors, and raking the fallen leaves. But, what is one to do to have something nice to look at during those bare tree months?
A few years ago, I had a row of Little Gem Magnolias planted along the side of my driveway to serve as a screen for the garage area. I have been anxiously awaiting the day when these small trees would mature into a somewhat reasonable size. The first spring they did pretty well for a newly planted tree. Then, lo and behold, this past winter, a buck that loves to visit my yard nearly sheared one of these babies completely in half. (I call him Uncle Buck – because he is like the family member that you dread to have visit). 🤣
Please Don’t Eat the Daisies!
I noticed that there seem to be a lot of articles out there to educate people on which plants are resistant to deer, but not so much on telling which plants to avoid. (As in, the deer will eat these to the ground). So, I decided that it is time to put the warning out there. Now, obviously deer will eat a great deal of different plants, and how picky they are changes with how many options that they have – i.e, during the winter they could eat just about anything. But if you want to know which plants are certain to cause the neighbors to believe that you have gone completely mad (something that is sure to happen when you run outside flapping your arms, screaming like a maniac,) then continue to read.
When I started out planning the landscape of my home, I searched everywhere to find suggestions for what would thrive in clay soil. What I found most often were a selection of plants that just didn’t fit in with the neat, maintained look that I wanted. So, I thought that I would share with everyone what I have found to be the easiest (and most likely to survive) plants, and they go together well. So, here are 12 easy to grow plants for clay soil.