Gardening on the Coast

Coastal Gardener in United States

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 . . .

Back Yard Flower Close-ups Front Yard Garden Lawn Medium (1,000 - 5,000 sq ft.) Patio Side Yard

1 of 24: A view of the patio garden and the hill garden . . .

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3 of 24: A bench at the top of the hill is my favorite place to sit in the heat of the day . . .

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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 . . .

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8 of 24: 'President Lincoln' lilac . . .

9 of 24: Siberian iris and huechera . . .

10 of 24: Japanese anemone . . .

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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 . . .

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18 of 24: 'Comptesse de Bouchard' clematis . . .

19 of 24: Foxglove . . .

20 of 24: Yarrow . . .

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 . . .

Comments / Questions

ltankrealtor 3 years ago

Super nice!!! Love what you've done..the yard/garden is amazing.

Major And Preeti 4 years ago

Very nice very very nice.

kay jorden 4 years ago

You have an AMAZING eye for color, contrast, placement, OMG............what a WOW yard!!!!!!!!!! You are very talented...

JoAnn Snow 4 years ago

What a beautiful home and garden....so pristine!

Lynn 4 years ago

Too may adjectives to describe how beautiful your yard is. Thoroughly enjoyed the tour, thanks for sharing.

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