Seaside Gardening Guide

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Hardy Coastal Garden

On Maine’s rugged coast, interior designer Mallory Marshall furnishes her seaside dream garden with a hardy mix of sea-smart blooms.

Coastal Garden Challenges
Photo: Lynn Karlin

Coastal Garden Challenges

Creating something from nothing—a daunting task under any circumstances but especially when that something is a lush garden that manages to survive a wind-whipped island’s brutal winters off the coast of Maine. “Sixteen years ago, this garden didn’t exist,” says homeowner Mallory Marshall. In its place, Mallory, an interior designer, and husband Peter Haffenreffer had a gravel driveway and parking pad that flooded regularly. Without a garden to anchor it, the white clapboard dwelling “looked as if it might run away,” Mallory says.

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