Seaside Gardening Guide

See what’s growing in these enchanting spaces by the sea.

What to Grow on the Coast

For most plants, the sandy soil of the coast lacks essential nutrients. Pack your garden with these hardy, coastal picks that can survive and thrive in a seaside environment.

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Annuals: Fuchsia
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Annuals: Fuchsia

Annuals flourish during the warm season, making gardens and pots bright across gardening zones.

Ideal for hanging baskets on seaside patios, the mostly South American natives bloom in shade.

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

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