This year I finished my back yard..well not finished, but got the garden's planted and I look forward to working on them over the years. Next spring I'd like to do the front.
we have an odd shaped lot, which is 32 feet across. Basically we have two narrow strips of property in the front on both sides. I would like to plant a garden on one side of the driveway however that is where we pile the snow in the winter time. I've seen it piled up to 5 feet high, however the average is around 3 feet of snow. We use a chemical melter during ice storms etc but not salt.
Would a garden of perennials survive that much snow weight over winter? and the ice melter in small doses, or am I better to plant annuals every year. It would be around 30 feet long 3 feet wide. I live in the greater Toronto area in souther Ontario, so zone 5b from what I understand from our weather network.