Beach style design guide

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How to fake a coastal garden look

These tough coastal plants give a beachy look almost anywhere

Beach strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis)
Photo by Joshua McCullough

Beach strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis)

Native to: Pacific Coast beaches and bluffs.

Looks like: White flowers on a low mat of dark green leaves in spring. Blooms are followed by red fruits that draw birds.

Use it: In pots or as a groundcover (it spreads by runners). In hottest areas, give it some afternoon shade.

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