Gardening on the Coast
Gardening on the coast brings its own set of challenges -- it's windy, the soil is very sandy, and temperatures can fluctuate greatly within a single day. I planned and planted all of these gardens myself, and after eight years, they've begun to take on the shape I envisioned. I hope you enjoy strolling through them . . .
Medium (1,000 - 5,000 sq ft.)
1 of 24: A view of the patio garden and the hill garden . . .
3 of 24: A bench at the top of the hill is my favorite place to sit in the heat of the day . . .
5 of 24: A paper bark birch dominates our front yard . . .
6 of 24: Looking over the patio garden to the hill -- that's penstemon 'Husker Red' in the foreground . . .
8 of 24: 'President Lincoln' lilac . . .
9 of 24: Siberian iris and huechera . . .
10 of 24: Japanese anemone . . .
12 of 24: Asiatic lilies . . .
13 of 24: Salvia 'Blue Hills' and lady's mantle . . .
14 of 24: That zebra grass can reach over six feet by the end of summer . . .
18 of 24: 'Comptesse de Bouchard' clematis . . .
21 of 24: My favorite Oriental lily . . .
22 of 24: 'Nikko Blue' hydrangea . . .
23 of 24: Lacecap hydrangea 'Blue Wave' -- always alive with bees . . .
24 of 24: More Asiatic lilies . . .