Seaside Gardening Guide

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

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Top 10 Plants for Coastal Gardens

These perennials resist deer and tolerate wind and salt spray, making them ideal for exposed coastal gardens.

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If stone is not readily available or too costly, a similar textured finish can result from sprinkling coarse rock salt over wet concrete and pressing it into the surface.

Create a Backyard Oasis

We asked Miami landscape architect Raymond Jungles, who’s known for this lush, low-fuss gardens, to share his secrets for turning any yard into a tropical retreat.

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Thriving Selection

Hardy Coastal Garden

Interior designer Mallory Marshall furnishes her seaside Maine garden with a hardy mix of sea-smart blooms.

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Cutting Garden

Coastal Garden Estate

Cynthia Hosmer carefully cultivates the fruit trees, flowers, shrubs, and vegetable patches that are her family legacy.

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Plants on Parade

Garden State Blooms

Anchored by a historic lighthouse, exuberant New Jersey flora thrive just 100 feet from the Atlantic.

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Family Tradition

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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Urban Oasis

Planted by the Sea

This San Diego garden takes its cues from a panorama view of blue water and city sights.

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Bonded Together

Harbor Garden Escape

Landscape designer Bill Phinney charmed clients into converting five rugged acres into a stunning Maine garden.

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Growing Together

Rooted in the Landscape

At their home on San Francisco Bay, Kay and Jack Keohane’s passion for gardening blooms.

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