Garden Transformation

We first visited Jeff West’s sunny Delaware garden in 2003, but a recent renovation prompted a second glance. Here’s how it changed.

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Getaway Garden by the Sea
Roger Foley; Stylist: Tim Ward

Getaway Garden by the Sea

Now, the bright pea-gravel walkway gives way to bricks lined with liriope. Low-profile plantings such as drought-resistant Japanese holly, twin dwarf weeping cherry trees, and drought-hardy purple nepeta (catmint) fill the south-facing space. In the window boxes, ‘Impacta Pink’ phlox echo the rear garden’s pink shrub roses, ponytail plant, and salvia add height, and coleus brings a rich red to the mix.

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