Gardening In Windy Areas

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  1. how can i protect my plants from wind?
  2. Shrubs to Grow on a Windy Coastal Patio in POTS
  3. Low Plants for Windy Sites
  4. Plants Recommended for a Windy Garden
  5. Large Wind Resistant Tub Shrubs
Asked by gregandkathy on March 9, 2011
How Can I Protect My Plants From Wind?

It is windy where I live, how can I protect my plants from this wind?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You need to create wind blocks and breaks around your property. Fencing, structures, shrubs and trees can be used to help break up the winds a bit. Also, plant plants that are easily hurt by the wind in sheltered locations, such as near the house or fence line.

In the winter, if you are looking to protect plants from winter winds, you can wrap them in burlap and create burlap cages around them to keep the drying winds of vulnerable plants.

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Asked by Rose on March 25, 2011
Shrubs to Grow on a Windy Coastal Patio in POTS

I would like to grow a Rhododendron in a pot on a windy patio. Would it survive, and if not, what other shrubs would? I have lost so many in the past.
Thanks.

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can grow rhododendron in a windy location, but I would look for a very hardy variety, maybe like the ones suggested in this article: https://extension.missouri.edu/p/g6825 While they are looking at cold, many places in this area are both windy and cold, and these rhododendron are able to handle it.

You can also take a look at these shrubs. They should be able to take the wind:
Buckthorn
Cotoneaster
Gold Euonymus
Gorse
Heather
Hazel
Hornbeam
Privet
Smoke Bush
Snowberry
Yew
Holly

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Asked by Anonymous on August 28, 2011
Low Plants for Windy Sites

What type of low border perennial plants do you suggest for (westerly) exposed windy, narrow borders in hot, direct sun during summer near sea? It’s not possible to put any hedgerows in.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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Asked by Anonymous on September 30, 2011
Plants Recommended for a Windy Garden

Due to a new building we have an exposed side to our garden. We would like to plant hardy shrubs (hedging?) but are unsure which ones to choose. What do you suggest?

Asked by scorpio1 on October 5, 2011
Large Wind Resistant Tub Shrubs

I live in a beachside highrise on the Gold Coast and want to put some large plants in tubs, but sometimes we have extremely windy conditions. What do you suggest I plant?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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