Seaside Gardening Guide

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

Top 10 Plants for Coastal Gardens

These perennials resist deer and tolerate wind and salt spray, making them ideal for exposed coastal gardens.

African Lily
Photo: Lynn Karlin

African Lily

This vibrant flower adds an unexpected touch of the tropics to Northern gardens. When winter arrives, pots can be tended as houseplants indoors in a sunny spot.

More Ways To Get Coastal Living



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Contemporary New York Beach Cottage

An entertainment-loving homeowner converts a modern rental property into a veritable summer playground.

Fire Island Deck