OK, so no responses to my ‘Norway Spruce Brown Interior’ post, here’s another out reach for information. Anyone have success with shrubs along a state highway that is heavily salted in winter? I have planted salt – tolerant White Spruces and Rosa Rugossa (Alba) and both seem to be doing quite well, along the front of my place that borders State Rt 203 in Columbia County NY (Zone 5). Now I am looking to plant additional shrubs to eliminate the need to cut the grass that grows there on a steep slope – a waste of energy and time in my opinion – although the grass grows quite well. This spring, I planted a few junipers (Nana) to see if they will survive the salt, but I am looking for other suggestions. Thanks in advance.
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Welcome! I’m Margaret Roach, a leading garden writer for 25 years—at ‘Martha Stewart Living,’ ‘Newsday,’ and in three books. I host a public-radio podcast; I also lecture, plus hold tours at my 2.3-acre Hudson Valley (NY) Zone 5B garden, and always say no to chemicals and yes to great plants.