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.

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Annual Poppies
Photo: Lynn Karlin

Annual Poppies

They self-sow reliably wherever the sun is ample and the drainage is good. Seeds dormant in the soil can re-emerge unexpectedly years later.

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100 Comfy Cottage Rooms 

Develop your coastal cottage’s style by following these simple tricks.

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.