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Name: June Williams
Mar 11, 2017 12:56 PM CST
|My store has a 2000sft garden area that back s onto the bay of Gulf of Mexico. The winds and rain are sometimes very strong, and of course frequent high temperatures.
I have tried hanging baskets and potted plants but when we have a little bit of a tropical storm they are all torn to pieces. I would love to make the garden area a beautiful place for customers ( winter Texans) vacationers and locals.
At the moment the ground is covered with gravel but that can be changed if necessary.
Any ideas please?
Mar 11, 2017 1:03 PM CST
|That is a nice space! Could you take a "before" pic of the space and share it with us?
My first thought is that you need some wind breaks. They could be salt tolerant bushes or trees. Could you put up a fence or a large screening trellis? I lived right on the water in the Marshall Islands. I had Plumerias, hibiscus, taro, bougainvilleas, flame trees. Be sure to have some nice chairs or benches for relaxing in the garden. Maybe you could lay down some pavers to break up the gravel? How about a fountain? There are even solar fountains now if you don't have the power out there.
If you could let us know your approx place on the gulf, I believe we have other members here who might be nearby.
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Mar 11, 2017 1:10 PM CST
|Oleander will definitely survive there so will many roses, and Hibiscus. Depending on how far south you are the Hibiscus might not make it through the winter..
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