Q. What woody plants can I grow in my small garden that hurricane Sandy damaged?
Hurricane Sandy did a lot of widespread damage and hopefully no other storm will cause such a calamity. So to help you with your garden we have added a link from the NY State Cooperative Extension at Cornell University with a helpful list of woody plants suitable to coastal properties for you to choose from. I hope this helps your small property near the beach. http://www.gardening.cornell.edu/woodies/pdfs/seashores.pdf .
Also, our well prepared NYBG Guides will help. For instance, ”When planting on the coast, use design solutions and maintenance techniques to create a more successful growing environment, which will also prevent the spread of invasive alien species”. More advice may be found in our guide "Coastal Gardening in the New York Region".
"Site Inventory and Analysis for Landscape Design" will help you make a garden plan. The success of your new tree or shrub begins with planting at the proper time of year. Find help in "Selecting, Siting and Planting Trees and Shrubs" and our guide on "How to Plant and Maintain a Conifer"
Finally, please take a look at "Protecting Your Garden from Hurricane Damage".
Enjoy, and Happy Spring!! Check out our Guides and Answers home page for even more help with your garden inquiries.
Hope this is helpful.
Courtesy of the NYBG Plant Information Service