Trees. On clay soil grow any trees. They have a strong root system, so they germinate easily through the dense layers of the earth, we obtain the depth to moisture and nutrients. The plot can be planted like regular trees (birch, spruce, cedar, juniper) and fruit (viburnum, mountain ash, bird cherry, Apple, cherry). Opt for trees such places in the area where they will not interfere with and will not be felled.
Shrubs. Any fruit-bearing bushes (currant, raspberry, BlackBerry) well-accustomed to the clay. But if the summer will be dry, the fruit they will be smaller. To prevent this, the soil under the bushes should be frequently loosened and watered. Better yet, if a place under the bushes to fill with compost and sand. The sand will help the water when watering to get the roots and the compost will give the plant needed nutrients.
Flowers. On the clay grow and blossom well unpretentious flowers. It can be perennial asters, daylilies, Hosta, daisies, heliopsis, Turkish carnation or decorative linen. On clay you can put even everyone's favorite roses. But they have little to improve clay soil is to add sand and peat. For whimsical colors better to make high flower-beds. To do this, buy some soil, make compost. Mix them, and build flower beds, planted flowers in them. So you can grow lilies, irises, tulips.
Vegetables pure clay is not love. And, accordingly, will not grow in it. For growing most vegetables and herbs have a heavy clay soil need to be processed to a loose and lightweight structure. And in clay you can try to plant potatoes, Jerusalem artichokes, turnips, beets, peas and beans. Of course, they will not give much harvest, but eat enough.
On clay you can plant green manure crops. Green manures are plants with a good root system. These include such plants as wheat, oats, rye, mustard. They are planted in early spring, and before planting vegetables cut and buried as fertilizer. Green manure is very beneficial effect on clay soil, soften it, to lure helpful insects and worms.
If you have clay soil in the country, then fertilize it every year in spring and autumn. Over time it will become airy and structural, and you can grow whatever you want.