Seaside Gardening Guide

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

Harbor Garden Escape

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

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Splash of Color
Brian Vanden Brink

Splash of Color

Plantings of shallow-soil-loving blueberry, huckleberry, and sweet fern soften the transition from the rock terrace to the lawn. Yarrow, astilbe, and ligularia flare up near the house and blend with lilies, cosmos, bachelor’s buttons, irises, meadow rue, sedum, and impatiens in the borders.

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Lacy curtains, fresh florals, and plenty of monogrammed pillows are just a few of the feminine touches that give this room its calming and sweet mood. Pieces scored at thrift stores and flea markets were refreshed with paint, then artfully applied to achieve the shabby-chic distressed look.