Tough plants for Coastal gardens

Plants in coastal gardens need to be tough! They have to withstand seasonal gale-force winds, resist the damage caused by salt-laden breezes and grow in sandy soils. Plants selected for gardens at holiday homes also need to be able to endure periods with little water. Sounds like a tall order? ...Luckily there are attractive plants which fit the bill; pick the right ones and you’re sure to have success! (Photo: Alan Rudnicki) *Strelitzia reginae (Photo shared from i.pinimg.com, Veronica Navallez-Guaracha) *Salvia leucantha & Agave attenuata IDEAL CHARACTERISTICS FOR COASTAL PLANTS: *Tough, leathery grey leaves that reflect the heat and often have a protective covering of hairs. *coastal sil

Coping with a COASTAL GARDEN

South Africa is known for its beautiful coastline, but with this comes quite harsh conditions for our plants and trees in these areas. Most plants that grow happily in more inland, leafy suburbs will probably shrivel and die when exposed to the windborne salt, harsh light reflected off the sea, and hot dry summers associated with the Western Cape’s coast. (Photo: Tim Davies Landscaping) FACT IS: plants in coastal gardens need to be tough! They have to withstand seasonal gale-force winds, resist the damage caused by salt-laden breezes and grow in sandy soils. Plants selected for gardens at holiday homes also need to be able to endure periods with little water. BUT this does not mean that coa

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