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These small quart pots of heathers were seen at a local garden center in mid-October.  You may find them in the spring or in the fall. Both are excellent times for planting.
ANDREW MESSINGER

These small quart pots of heathers were seen at a local garden center in mid-October. You may find them in the spring or in the fall. Both are excellent times for planting. ANDREW MESSINGER

Hudsonia tomentosa can be found in and along the ocean dunes and along the bay dunes as well.  Not very ornamental, but they do grow in pure sand and are totally salt resistant.

Hudsonia tomentosa can be found in and along the ocean dunes and along the bay dunes as well. Not very ornamental, but they do grow in pure sand and are totally salt resistant.

Hudsonia growing in pure sand at a fully exposed beach location. FUNGUS GUY/ WIKIMEDIA COMMONS, CC BY-SA 3.0

Hudsonia growing in pure sand at a fully exposed beach location. FUNGUS GUY/ WIKIMEDIA COMMONS, CC BY-SA 3.0

Calluna vulgaris

Calluna vulgaris "Jana" in an ornamental planting. They don’t fill in quickly so plan to plant on 1-foot centers. KRZYSZTOF ZIARNEK, KENRAIZ/ WIKIMEDIA COMMONS, CC BY-SA 4.0

Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz,/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS, CC BY-SA 4.0

Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz,/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS, CC BY-SA 4.0

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  • Publication: Residence
  • Published on: Jan 12, 2023
  • Columnist: Andrew Messinger
Several decades ago in the very early days of spring I would venture out on the East End highways and byways and begin my annual pilgrimage to local garden centers.... more

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