Coastal-Style Gardens and Landscapes

Make your beach vacation last all year: Try these ideas for turning your garden into a "seaside" paradise.

Beach Effects Lend Natural Look to Seaside Garden DK - Garden Design © 2009 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Do try this at home, even if you don't live near the sea: Tall, spiky succulents mingle with low-growing plants, such as sea thrift (Armeria maritima) and dark drifts of hen-and-chicks (Sempervivum). Crunchy gravel and wood posts that echo beach groins complete the natural effect.

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