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by va beach gardener on August 14, 2005 05:35 AM
I put a new garden in this year in mostly sun and acid soil (lots of pine needles). The garden didn't do very well and I also have a lot of holes chewed in the leaves. In fact, my columbine disappeared! Are there any suggestions on what to plant in the va beach area and what might be eating my plants?
by weezie13 on August 15, 2005 11:16 AM
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by MaryReboakly on August 15, 2005 11:33 AM
Hi VA beach gardener - welcome to the forum! [Smile]

Sounds like you might have flea beetles, japanese beetles, grasshoppers, slugs, snails [Big Grin] Hard to say what you have really - can you post a picture of the holes in your leaves?

As for the acidic soil, two plants that come to mind is hydrangea (as long as you can keep the soil moist, acidic isn't a problem), and rhododendron.

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by WCutler on October 01, 2005 02:42 AM
Azaleas and Crepe Myrtles like acid soil.
by Jiffymouse on October 01, 2005 06:52 AM
gardenias too!

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