Comfortable seating in the garden
Celia Pearson

Natural Inspiration

Dune gardening requires creativity, but thoughtful enhancements to local plants and some simple tricks can make all the difference in the world.

Barbara's encouragement of tenacious native plants has bulked up the dunes and visually links them to the grassy expanse beyond. Local yuccas "may look exotic, but they're native to the beach, and very hardy," Barbara assures. Their strong, deep roots help stabilize the dunes and anchor them against storms.

The weathered Adirondack chairs were built from salvaged lumber and invite visitors to linger, gazing out over the yucca-covered dunes and beach grass.

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