Hardy sea grasses grow alongside delicate blossoms in this bayside garden.
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Cineraria: Perfect for cool, shady gardens, this annual comes
in a variety of colors―from pinks and blues to white and
purples―often with contrasting centers.
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All Grown Up
New Zealand Flax: Capable of reaching 10 feet in height, these
plants stay a manageable size when kept in containers. In areas
with cooler winters, they might need to be moved to protected
locations for the season.
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Foxglove: Because they're resistant to wind and salt air, these
spires of bell-shape flowers work well in coastal areas.
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Calla lilies: These classic beauties bloom in winter and early
spring in Kay and Jack Keohane's California garden. "I like callas
because they're easy yet elegant," Kay says.
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Coming up Roses
Iceberg Rose: With a heady fragrance, few thorns, and an abundance of blossoms that grow in a bouquet-like cluster, this pure-white flower is an ideal choice for any garden.
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Strawberry geranium: This flowering plant expands from runners
to act as groundcover in areas that don't get a hard freeze. "Their
airy flowers lend lightness and contrast to the perennial beds,"
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Take Your Pick
Daylilies: Dividing clumps regularly will keep these flowering
plants (which happily grow in less sun than their name indicates)
healthy and prolific. Available in vibrant yellows and oranges and
soft whites and melons, there's a daylily for every garden
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Lily-of-the-Nile: This glamorous plant's stems can reach 4 to 5
feet tall and produce as many as 100 small blue flowers. Once
established, it requires little regular watering and can withstand
some flooding if the soil allows for quick drainage.
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On the Border
Native grasses line the patio near the boat dock for a natural,
wild seaside look. "It's my favorite part of the garden," Jack
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