Garden Photo of the Day

Beach garden

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Photo/Illustration: Danielle Sherry

In this private garden in Michigan, the property drops off steeply, overlooking the shores of Lake Michigan. Sad that her grandchildren couldn’t get to the beach, the homeowner/garden designer decided to bring the beach to them. Pea gravel stands in for sand, while circles of blue beach glass and glass baubles mimic tidal pools. ‘Elijah Blue’ blue fescue (Festuca glauca ‘Elijah Blue’, USDA Hardiness Zones 4-8) fills the role of beach grasses.

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  1. arboretum 03/31/2010

    I think this is brilliant and I would really like to see some tufa, medium height open-fountain grasses and 'mini sand dunes' to give it vertical/variety interest. and how about some real pond/puddles to mirror the lake view beyond?

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    CrystalBLibby 01/30/2019

    So glad you sent in these pictures. Hope to see more in the future.Keep sharing

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    CrystalBLibby 01/30/2019

    I love the way your garden looks as though it belongs to its environment.Very Nice!

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