How to fake a coastal garden look
These tough coastal plants give a beachy look almost anywhere
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.