Gardening on the Planet

When you’re at the beach, but it’s still your day to post …

IMG_4327… you discuss sand castle landscaping. Here is a fine example that probably looked even better before it got a night’s worth of rain. Note the minimal yet effective use of beach grasses and other plants to lightly adorn the structure.

IMG_4326It reminds me that the grasses are themselves guardians of a fortress of sorts—the dune system that keeps this beach viable. In any case, it’s one of the most beautiful beaches I’ve ever seen, and the limited variety of plants that inhabit add to its beauty. Here’s a storm approaching:


Can you guess where this is? I admit I’ve not given many visual clues, but some might be able to.

Posted by on July 12, 2016 at 1:42 pm, in the category Gardening on the Planet.
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4 responses to “When you’re at the beach, but it’s still your day to post …”

  1. Eliz. says:

    All are very close–Topsail Island, a barrier island just north of Wilmington, NC.

  2. Sue says:

    Nagshead NC

  3. Joe Schmitt says:

    Outer Banks? Maybe Duck, NC.

  4. anne says:

    That first picture is so intriguing…delicate hardscaping with shells, tiny steps leading up to…an old ballcap? As for location, seems like an east coast beach, but that’s as far as I can guess!