03:53AM | 04/11/02
Member Since: 04/10/02
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I was wondering if someone could help me with ideas on something to plant around a walkway area that stays very moist and hardly gets any sun.

The area is about 5 feet wide with stepping stones down the middle. It spans almost the length of the house (really not sure how long that is, though there are about 6 stepping stones before you reach grass).

Because I leave at the lowest point in a cul-de-sac, it seems as though all the water goes through this area when it rains, so it stays pretty moist. The soil is a bit sandy. The only sun this area gets is filtered from about 8am-10am in the morning, then nothing for the rest of the day.

Because this small space is the only way to go around that side of the house, I would like to get something that is not going to take over the area, and I don't think there is room for any shrub-like plant, so I was thinking more along grasses/ferns/shade perennials. Does any one have ideas? Thanks.


02:01PM | 04/11/02
Member Since: 09/23/01
242 lifetime posts
Where do you live, climate zone, etc?


02:51AM | 04/12/02
Member Since: 04/10/02
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Sorry!! I live in the piedmont of North Carolina, where currently we are in a drought but don't think this area is much affected by it because it is so moist.


03:48AM | 04/12/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
Talk to people at your local nursery. They can advise what plants do well in the local climate and sun/soil conditions.


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