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.

Flowering Perennials & Shrubs: Artemisia
Photo: Gerald D. Tang

Flowering Perennials & Shrubs: Artemisia

They structure garden beds, providing color early summer to fall.

Native species are suited to most U.S. coastal zones. Their silver leaves ward off salt spray. Zones 3--10

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Top 21 Beaches, Coast to Coast

Plan your summer getaway now: From white strands to secret coves, we've found the ultimate spots by the shore, plus fabulous lodging so you can stay as long as you like.

The Cove Beach, Cape May, New Jersey