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May 14, 2020 2:00 PM CST

Hello, I am from the east coast of Canada. Wondering if anyone can help me with what to do the this sad back step area right off go the driveway. I re stain the step every yer, too cold yet. The sides of the step have always bugged me. My husband does not want to put anything that wont survive salt in the winter but it looks terrible. It doesn't get much sun because of the shade of the garage and the vehicles. Any ideas? Thank you very much.
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May 14, 2020 6:52 PM CST
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
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Hosta and or ferns would look good there and are super hardy. If you want something to cover the lattice work there clematis would work and you could even add a bit of hog wire there between the top step and the house so it can grow higher.
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May 14, 2020 9:16 PM CST

Hi, thank you for replying. Will clematis grow in the rocks and shade? Thank you.
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May 15, 2020 2:22 AM CST
Name: Amanda
KC metro area, Missouri (Zone 6a)
Bookworm Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: Missouri Native Plants and Wildflowers Roses
Region: United States of America Zinnias Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
Yes.
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May 15, 2020 2:45 AM CST
Name: Bea
Zone 8b Oregon (Zone 8b)
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It would be helpful to answer if you could include the growing zone.
Clematis is a great idea. Also so many new hybrid hydrangeas, also miniature daylilies would make a nice low row in front of hydrangeas, with a few spots of low growing dahlias , hebes, or annuals and of course no garden is complete without roses —climbing roses.hood no thorns is 'Lady Banks'.

I googled plants - salt water resistant.
Here a few.. no zones inclusion.
Yarrow.
Agapanthus.
Sea Thrift.
Candytuft.
Hardy Ice Plant.
Cheddar Pinks (Dianthus)
Mexican Heather.
Nippon Daisy.

For more ideas for the landscaping more trees and shrubs that survive salt in the soil. Google is always helpful.
I’m so busy... “I don’t know if I found a rope or lost a horse.”
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May 15, 2020 6:48 AM CST

I am in Zone 5a. I will see if any of these plants are here. Thank you.
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