Seaside Gardening Guide

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At Home Among Flowers

Everyone knows that gardeners have an attachment to the land, but James Topping’s roots grow particularly deep.

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Hours of Enjoyment
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Hours of Enjoyment

“This is a tough environment for gardening,” James says. The Atlantic Ocean lies just on the other side of a low dune, which means that wind, sand, and salt are never far away. Although each flower lasts only about one day, the double-flowered daylily blooms so profusely that it really doesn’t matter. Full sun, wind, salt spray―nothing stops these plants,” he says. “Some are the most intense shades of orange and red imaginable.”

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