Seaside Gardening Guide

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

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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Urban Oasis
Catriona Tudor Erler

Urban Oasis

A bonsai-like Japanese black pine helps give the garden its Asian feel. Having tended the private gardens on this two-acre vantage point for the past 25 years, Tom Helm says his philosophy is “to attempt to amuse the eye without detracting from the view.”

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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.