Dune Garden

Inspired by the Delaware shore beyond her door, an avid gardener creates harmony from beach-friendly flora.

Natural Inspiration

Celia Pearson

Natural Inspiration

Barbara Peters marvels at the yuccas that dot the dunes beside her home on Fenwick Island, Delaware.

Personal Touches

Celia Pearson

Personal Touches

Barbara nailed painted fish to Adirondack chairs and set them amid the yuccas and beach grass of her oceanfront garden.

Brilliant Garden Carpet

Celia Pearson

Brilliant Garden Carpet

Near a cast-concrete shell, hardy perennials including ice plant, lavender, ornamental grass, and feathery artemisia supply diverse textures and tones.

Mundane to Marvelous

Celia Pearson
 

From Mundane to Marvelous

An artist friend painted the "Le Shack" sign that Barbara hung on part of a cast-iron baby crib, which can double as a trellis.

Whimsical Work Space

Celia Pearson

Whimsical Work Space

Made from architectural elements and inset with a porcelain pan to hold soil, Barbara's potting bench is as eclectic as her garden.

Take a Seat

Celia Pearson

Take a Seat

Barbara made a plant stand by cutting a hole in the seat of a chair she paints each year to match what's in the pot-here, blue fanflower.

Creature Comforts

Celia Pearson

Creature Comforts

Hat-shaped birdhouses cluster near a moon vine.

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