Poor fertility, mostly sand, sharp drainage. Ground suited for Sweet Fern and lowbush blueberries. Scrub land, where farming was so hard in early New England that Yankee soldiers, after the civil war, moved their families and farms to the fertile, flat, and predictable Midwest.
Here is a garden planted in that stingy soil-
There are many North American plants in this garden, but there are also plants from the dry corners of the world.
- Because of time constraints this morning I cannot list the plants in this flower border, but I will do so later in the week, as I am sure there are frustrated gardeners here in Southern New Hampshire trying to garden in sand and interested in how to do it and what plants to look for.