Monday, February 15, 2010

Flowers for the coast

I am always on the lookout for flowering plants suitable for coastal gardening. Here is one I see a lot along the beach and I bought some recently for my balcony.

The Seaside Daisy (Erigeron) is a hardy perennial groundcover, that flowers almost all year. It likes the sun and grows in most soils. Great for exposed positions, including coastal planting and hanging baskets. Fabulous in cottage gardens too.

Erigeron © Evelyn Howard 2010

The seaside daisy has pink and white blooms

Seaside daisy © Evelyn Howard 2010

Lovely when the fall over the edge

Seaside daisy © Evelyn Howard 2010 

As borders

Seaside daisy © Evelyn Howard 2010

And these share the garden bed with succulents


I also found these along the coast, which look a bit formal. I love the way they fall and their shadows. I have not seen these in the garden centres yet, so I don’t what they are (maybe you do?).

Coastal plant © Evelyn Howard 2010

Love the shadows

Coastal plant © Evelyn Howard 2010

Love the way the fall…


Have a nice week.

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eileeninmd said...

I love the daisies, they are one of my favorites. Pretty flowers and photos. Happy Valentines Days!

Julie said...

The color of those daisys are all YOU!!! The last plants hanging in your planter are really cool...but what are they??? I don't know...but sure would like to!!! LOL. :)

guild-rez said...

Very interesting combination of flowers and plants. Great pictures!!
Thank you for sharing!!
- Cheers Gisela.

eden said...

I love the seaside daisy for ground cover. They are really beautiful.And oh, I love the shadow in the 5th image.

Happy Valentines Day

Amy said...

I'm not sure what those are...they are really pretty! I love daisy blooms and those are pretty with the succulents.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a gorgeous garden.

Denise said...

A lovely selection of photos, thanks so much for sharing them with Today's Flowers.

Janet Bolitho said...

The name of the plant you are uncertain about is Ficina nodosa, commonly called knobby clubrush. You can buy it at the St Kilda Indigenous Nursery (skinc) on Williamstown Road, next door to the Port Melbourne Football Club. I think you would enjoy the variety of plants you can find there. I also enjoy the way they fall

Linnea W said...

Oh...amazing shadows along with a very interesting plant!

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