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Washington Gardener"Ann Halpin does a wonderful job describing the successes and challenges of beach gardening."
— Ursula Sabia Sukinik
But aside from the scenic landscape and romantic setting are serious challenges to be overcome. The east coast is known for its extreme ...
But aside from the scenic landscape and romantic setting are serious challenges to be overcome. The east coast is known for its extreme weather—storms blow in during the winter with gale-force winds, spraying sand and salt on every plant in their path. Even during the summer, high winds, fierce sun, and periods of drought challenge the toughest plants. Seaside gardens must be able to tolerate the elements and still look good.
Author Anne Halpin is a renowned garden designer and writer who lives on Long Island Sound. She navigates the rocky shores and sandy dunes of the East Coast from New England to South Carolina, showing readers how to plant and care for seaside gardens that work with the elements, not against them. Keeping in mind those who only dream of living by the sea, Halpin also offers portraits of successful seaside gardens up and down the coast, with stunning images from award-winning photographer Roger Foley.
“An encyclopedia guide to creating a variety of hardy landscapes. Inspirational, waterfront gardens along the East Coast are followed by advice on choosing perennials, grasses and tress, plus planting and maintaining them.”
-- Waterfront Home & Design
“Beachfront gardening is unique and complex, but Halpin guides her fellow Long Islanders, offering planting and design advice, maintenance suggestions, [and] solutions to the biggest challenges.”
“[This] well-written, beautiful book will help seashore gardeners deal with the special challenges of coastal conditions and enjoy the rewards.”
The American Gardener