Coastal gardening is often referred to as a serious challenge – strong winds, salty air, sandy rocky soil just to name some of the reasons. But these are the elements that so many interesting and ornate plants desire. Think of all the interesting plants that grow naturally along our own coastlines and add to them all the coastal plants from the Mediterranean, New Zealand, South Africa etc… and then you have a huge palette of plants to choose from. Gardening can be so simple if only we choose the right plant for the right spot.