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). 🤣
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.