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Roadside and ditch planting

Posted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:47 pm
by member14398

We have just moved to the country and have an opportunity to create a roadside and ditch garden. I am looking for suggestions from the members and seeds to get started. We face south and live in Prince Edward County.

Some of the wineries have planted holly hocks and some farms planted orange tiger lilies. We were hoping to use native species and natural pollinators and heritage plants. We are looking for design advice, types of plants to use, when to plant, etc.

Has anyone created or have a roadside and ditch garden who wants to share ideas with me?

Lee Scott

Re: Roadside and ditch planting

Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:47 am
by Diane Whitehead
Both hollyhocks and lilies are very popular with the deer in my neighbourhood.

Re: Roadside and ditch planting

Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:45 pm
by member11980
Wildflowers native to your area would make a nice garden at the road and ditch.
If the ditches fill with water------look up rain gardens and plants used in them.
Wildflowers are often good for encouraging the bee population too.