Answer: You are correct in that the pine barrens are a very special area in terms of gardening possibilities. Rather than trying to amend the soil to suit a wider range of plants, you might consider building raised beds to widen your selection to include the more traditional flowering plants. For more specific suggestions of plants to try in the native soil, I would suggest you contact your local county extension because they will have first hand experience with it. Their telephone number is 265-5051.
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