My Coastal Garden
These are gardens I began from scratch about five years ago. After putting in a perennial garden around our patio, I began tackling the hill behind the house. It's still a work in progress (what garden isn't!) mostly because I'm waiting for many of my favorite plants to get big enough to divide. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
Medium (1,000 - 5,000 sq ft.)
1 of 22: Welcome to my coastal home - - -
2 of 22: I love oriental lilies -- and so do the lily beetles that I battle against all season.
3 of 22: This is a view from the corner of the patio to the hill where I'm starting a new garden.
4 of 22: My favorite single peony -- it's called 'Honor.'
5 of 22: A lacecap hydrangea called 'Blue Wave' -- another garden favorite.
6 of 22: That tall plant is zebra grass. It gets to be about six feet by mid-summer.
7 of 22: I love the name of this daylily -- it's called 'Summer Wine.'
8 of 22: Another wonderful name for a plant -- 'Raspberry Sundae' peony.
9 of 22: This 'President Lincoln' lilac grows right under my kitchen window and its aroma fills the entire room.
10 of 22: Old-fashioned bleeding heart -- I remember these in my grandma's garden.
11 of 22: These bright blue blossoms are veronica 'Crater Lake Blue.'
12 of 22: These are old-fashioned roses that smell heavenly -- just like roses should!
13 of 22: A hardy little shrub rose called 'Cape Cod.'
14 of 22: This is my patio garden about three years ago -- before I even started working on the hill.
15 of 22: Here's another view from the patio garden to the hill behind our house.
16 of 22: These shasta daisies are great in our windy conditions. They're called 'Becky.'
17 of 22: 'Happy Returns' daylilies -- they seem to bloom all season long!
18 of 22: The hummingbirds just love this 'Serotina' honeysuckle!
19 of 22: This is sea holly -- perfect for a coastal garden.
20 of 22: These lupine pop up in unexpected places each year, but they're always welcome.
21 of 22: 'Eva Cullum' phlox -- just one of several types in my garden.
22 of 22: The patio garden in late July.