my first post here, i don't mean to sound stupid, but I'm neither a gardener or landscaper, & I'm trying to put together a japanese inspired tsukiyama. I'm in the final stage of my hillside pond & waterfall construction, i need recommendation on the planting, that is suitable for the long island, new york area (sandy & acidic). low maintenance would be a bonus, but I'm willing to put a good effort to ensure health, survival of plants (amending soil, water needs, etc)
if there's anyone out there who could point me in the right direction, who is knowlegeable of the growing condition here in the island, & is willing to share info on type of plants, best place to buy, i will appreciate it very, very much. i've read books & tons of info on line, but I'm not sure if they're applicable for my area, that is why I'm asking for help, specially people who are succesful in their gardening endeavor here in long island, ny.
thank you very much in advance,