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appropriate perennials #35206
August 14th, 2005 at 04:35 AM
August 14th, 2005 at 04:35 AM
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I put a new garden in this year in mostly sun and acid soil (lots of pine needles). The garden didn't do very well and I also have a lot of holes chewed in the leaves. In fact, my columbine disappeared! Are there any suggestions on what to plant in the va beach area and what might be eating my plants?

Re: appropriate perennials #35207
August 15th, 2005 at 10:16 AM
August 15th, 2005 at 10:16 AM
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Va Beach Gardener,
Hello and Welcome to The Garden Helper's Forum,
we're very glad you found us...

I just wanted to let you know, I was going
to move your post down into the
plants AND flowers SECTION, I'm sure you'll
get a few more responses for you question
there..

In the meantime, don't forget to take a peak
around there's lots' to do here, thru every season, and especially during those long
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Re: appropriate perennials #35208
August 15th, 2005 at 10:33 AM
August 15th, 2005 at 10:33 AM
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Hi VA beach gardener - welcome to the forum! smile

Sounds like you might have flea beetles, japanese beetles, grasshoppers, slugs, snails laugh Hard to say what you have really - can you post a picture of the holes in your leaves?

As for the acidic soil, two plants that come to mind is hydrangea (as long as you can keep the soil moist, acidic isn't a problem), and rhododendron.


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Re: appropriate perennials #35209
October 1st, 2005 at 01:42 AM
October 1st, 2005 at 01:42 AM
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Azaleas and Crepe Myrtles like acid soil.

Re: appropriate perennials #35210
October 1st, 2005 at 05:52 AM
October 1st, 2005 at 05:52 AM
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gardenias too!


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