Coastal plants: 10 best choices for gardens near the ocean

There are myriad choices of coastal plants that are ideally suited to adapt to the conditions of a garden by the ocean. These hardy flora are drought and wind tolerant, adept at handling the strong gusts, salty air, poor soil and sloping sites that often come with an ocean view.

Many of the plant choices for coastal flower bed ideas will be the same as if you’re planning a dry garden. Think light reflective silver foliage, softly rippling grasses and splashes of bright, low growing flowers scrambling through gravel and rock gardens.

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