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.

Ornamental Grasses: Tufted Hair Grass
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Tufted Hair Grass

Salt tides, fluctuating temperatures, and shade don't faze its 2- to 3-foot blades. Zones 4--10

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29 Delicious Salads

Our best and most flavorful salad recipes play more than just a supporting role, they are the star of the table.

Grilled Tuna Salad Nicoise