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Re: Sandy soil

I'll extend my welcome, also, Dakota.  I garden in totally different
conditions than you've got, so won't be a lot of practical help in
the plant selection dept.  

Here's a link to a page that lists links to gardening sites for
several of the southwestern states - you haven't said which one
you're in, so it's hard to pinpoint for you:-)  You should be able to
find some suggestions for plants that will do well in your climate
and soil among these links.


As for palm trees - ya' got me there.  Are you anywhere near Palm
Springs?  Is your climate similar?  If so, the kind of palms grown
there ought to work for you.

Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
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> From: Dakota <Dakota@hisword.com>
> Thanks for the welcome, Everyone! We live in the USA southwest, so
> everything will grow here though I love almost all flowers/plants.
> can get up to 104 degrees here in the summer, but down to almost
zero on
> winter nights. My Jasmine survived and is growing and possibly the
> Tigerlily, too. Our problem here is not only the temps, but a
sandy, dry
> soil. I think it rained here about a dozen times last year, and
> of those times were just a specktacular lightening/thunder/flash
> type. We just planted about a dozen Afghanistan Desert Pines along
> some Colorado Blue Spruce. Part of our problem here is wildlife,
> like Jack Rabbits, Cottontails, deer, and some unknown furry
> living underground. I saw one run across the road one day. It was a
> light brown color and the size of a hamster. Say, why do they call
> Roadrunners..........Roadrunners? These Gambel's Quail are the
> roadrunners around here along with the Cottontails. It seems they
> until you're within a few feet of them then dash across the road in
> front of you! The vulchers like it, but I hate seeing squished
> Once in a while, a bird gets hit, too. We do have Roadrunners in
> yard frequently. Interesting looking things! LOL! Saw one with a
> bird in it's beak one day!
> Any advice on how to tame this bit of prairie will help. We've lost
> lot of plants this past year. I'm from CA where everything grows
> I'm not used to coddling plants and actually having to pray that
> grow. LOL!
> God bless,
> Dakota
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> "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneths me." Phil.
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> Welcome. Do you have specific plant interests, or are you all over
> place like most of us?
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