Coastal Perennial Garden Designs for the home garden, Landscaping designs
Transforming your barren, coastal home landscape
into a seaside oasis can be an impossible task to imagine undertaking. The constant challenges of poor, sandy soil, shifting dunes, glaring sun, strong winds, and salt spray could be enough for many to throw in the trowel. Paying attention to the microdimates around your coastal nook can help you to create the perfect Etera Shoreline View garden. The plants in this Etera signature collection are adapted to survive in well-draining, droughty soils, but it is always wise to improve the soil with healthy topsoil and compost, as well as using additional drip irrigation while the plants are getting established. Mulching the garden with compost, seaweed, or other organic material will seal the soil against moisture loss and erosion and continue to improve your garden’s bloom. The Shoreline View collection will especially benefit in a position sheltered from the wind, such as nearby a fence, wall, or hedgerow, or on the leeward side of a sand dune. A combination of smart garden techniques and sturdy Etera Perennials that thrive in tough seaside conditions allows you to garden against all odds in the surf and spray of America’s coastal villages
Drip irrigation is the best bet for watering your windy coastal garden.
Add compost and mulch to your seashore garden to improve moisture retention and fertility in the soil.
Continue to remove spent Daylily blossoms as the summer progresses and you will have blooms all season long.
If you live in Zone 5 on the coast of Maine, make a substitute such as Panicum ‘Trailblazer’ to replace the Zone 6 Kniphofia ‘Flamenco.’
a. Achillea ‘moonshine’
b. Achillea ‘terra cotta’
c. Aurinia ‘gold ball’
d. Coreopsis ‘moonbeam’
e. Euphorbia polychroma
f. Euphorbia ‘chameleon’
g. Hemerocalllis ‘eenie allegro’
h. Hemerocallis ‘happy returns’
i. Hemerocallis ‘little winecup’
j. Hemerocallis ‘pardora’s box’
k. Hemerocallis ‘pardon me’
l. Heuchera ‘firefly’
m. Knautia macedonica
n. Kniphofla ‘flamenco’