Are there any suggestions for plantings suitable for planting over
a small garden wall?? A few minor criteria....
Zone 7a (unofficially zone 8) Maryland between the
metropolitan area of Baltimore and Washington DC. Temperature
ranges from - 5 degrees in winter to about 105 in summer where 4 years
of earth scorching drought turned into the wettest spring / summer on record.
This area faces south, but is somewhat shaded by tall shade trees during the
hot summer afternoon.
The wall is only about 24 inches tall and stretches for 20' along
a driveway. A raised bed is on the other side. Nice composted soil.
Looking for something that is evergreen.... and also deer resistent
Actually anythjing that poisons deer would be a welcome relief....
the deer population is out of control. All edible plants have already
been destroyed. Bambi is no longer cute or wanted and has turned the
area into a plant wasteland.. (nope, can't shoot them...this is a densely
inhabited area). County is totally in retreat and overrun by the problem.
Some of the largest Whitetail deer can be found here in an area that is
bounded by 3 major highways and Interstate 95, packed with major
shopping malls. I've seen 400 pound Whitetails in front yards at 6:00 pm in the
evening and herds of 6 or 7 traveling on bike trails at 10:00 am on Sunday
Small flowers would be nice...... once upon a time, this green suburban
yard had flowers and shrubs and birds and grass.... that was before the
dought, heat and deer took everything away. Even the birds are gone
(Thanks to the government poisoning the crows in panic over the West NIle
Virus scare). Is this what they called "Silent Spring" ??? It was completely
the work of mother (xxxx) nature going berserk....no pesticides have been added.
There used to be carmellias, tulips, daffodils, euonymous, peonies, laurel,
hydrangeas, dogwoods, crepe mytle, leyland cypress, rose mallows, helix
azalea's, rhododenron's, nellie steven's hollies, oriental poppies,
ferns, plaintain lillies, hostas and much more.... even the forsynthia
been chewed down to nothing. What the deer didn't get, the slugs and beatles
Anyway I"m rambling ........ Plant recommendations anyone ?? Evergreen,
fastgrowing, indestructable, deer resistant, drought resistant, heat
flowers and trails down rocks under conditions where not even juniper grows
Any suggestions ??? Thanking you in advance....