Inspired by the Delaware shore beyond her door, an avid gardener creates harmony from beach-friendly flora.
Barbara Peters marvels at the yuccas that dot the dunes beside her home on Fenwick Island, Delaware.
Barbara nailed painted fish to Adirondack chairs and set them amid the yuccas and beach grass of her oceanfront garden.
Brilliant Garden Carpet
Near a cast-concrete shell, hardy perennials including ice plant, lavender, ornamental grass, and feathery artemisia supply diverse textures and tones.
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
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
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.
Hat-shaped birdhouses cluster near a moon vine.