Sandy soil is not always easy for gardening but there several vegetables that either prefer or tolerate sandy soil conditions. Come see which ones you can grow.

Sandy soil is not always easy for gardening but there several vegetables that either prefer or tolerate sandy soil conditions. Come see which ones you can grow.

Do  you have a hot sunny garden where most of your plants literally wilt in the afternoon sun? My secret garden is exactly that - plus it's filled with sandy soil that doesn't hold water at all. This year, I'm going to look for drought tolerant flowers like these six that can withstand hot July sun and lack of rain. Gardening will be a pleasure again.

Do you have a hot sunny garden where most of your plants literally wilt in the afternoon sun? My secret garden is exactly that - plus it's filled with sandy soil that doesn't hold water at all. This year, I'm going to look for drought tolerant flowers like these six that can withstand hot July sun and lack of rain. Gardening will be a pleasure again.

Allium Gladiator bulbs - Height: tall 44"   (Plant 6-8" apart.) blooms Late Spring to Early Summer. Full Sun, Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy, Acidic, Clay. Flowers the size of a softball on 3-5' leafless stems. Plant in groups of 3 or more for best effect.

Allium Gladiator bulbs - Height: tall 44" (Plant 6-8" apart.) blooms Late Spring to Early Summer. Full Sun, Soil Condition: Normal, Sandy, Acidic, Clay. Flowers the size of a softball on 3-5' leafless stems. Plant in groups of 3 or more for best effect.

Ina says: I grow it in huge pots that sit in the sun and greet people as they arrive at my garden gate.  The good news is, lavender’s natural habitat ...

Ina says: I grow it in huge pots that sit in the sun and greet people as they arrive at my garden gate. The good news is, lavender’s natural habitat ...

Top 10 Plants for Sandy Soil: Yarrow. Achillea •  Achillea • Zones 3 to 9  Lacy flower heads top each stem of yarrow. Varieties range from a short 6 inches to more than 4 feet tall. This hardy bloomer thrives in full sun and should be divided in spring for the optimal summer show.

Top 10 Plants for Sandy Soil: Yarrow. Achillea • Achillea • Zones 3 to 9 Lacy flower heads top each stem of yarrow. Varieties range from a short 6 inches to more than 4 feet tall. This hardy bloomer thrives in full sun and should be divided in spring for the optimal summer show.

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