On this hot day, I wanted to divert your thoughts to cooler topics -- snow and ice.
I've never planted much by the street. Our property goes right to the curb - no sidewalk.
But now I am thinking of planting perennials right next to the curb.
What is your experience with the impact of snow/ice melting chemicals? Do most plants shake it off, or not? I'd hate to put in a lot of plants, only to lose them to the snow trucks. Are some plants more or less sensitive?
(I might post this in the perennial forum; just thought I'd take your barometer first. Further north they'd have more experience with chemicals because there is more snow -- but on the other hand, they'd get more chemicals so plants that might make it here might not make it there.)