Fountain Grasses(Pennisetum), with their bottlebrush plumes, soften the walkway of this lovely coastal cottage home in in Westport, Connecticutt. Photography courtesy of Janice Parker Landscape Architects. (grows in Utah as well)
Cool colours and beautiful textures with small leafed Westringia and Santolina(?) by Secret Gardens of Sydney. Not only do fine-leaved plants withstand heavy coastal winds, but they look great when mass planted adjacent to other fine-leaved plants.
Allium - Top 10 Plants for Seaside Gardens - Coastal Living Allium's includes purple and sky-blue varieties, as well as chives. Because their scent is oniony rather than floral, they repel animals. Good drainage is important.
Influenced by the many lush tropical gardens in the coastal neighbourhood and overseas. Tropical plants are also amazingly hardy. It also helps that Bilgola is full of red volcanic soil so everything grows really well!
Drawing Inspiration From Vacation: A Coastal-Themed Garden