Bluff-top terrace edged by silvery sandhill sage (Artemisia pycnocephala), with a low ceanothus (Ceanothus gloriosus ‘Anchor Bay’) just beyond; hair grass (Deschampsia caespitosa ‘Shell Beach’) is a star performer in the foreground, at edge of the meadow

A Wind-blown Garden on a Sea Ranch Bluff

The power of the incessant winds, which lash the bluff and everything that grows on it, was a lesson learned in designing a garden at The Sea Ranch, on the coast of northern Sonoma County, California. The process has been both instructive and humbling as I experienced important lessons at the hands of the wind gods….

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