Windy seaside garden
My husband and I are building a new house, and starting from scratch with building soil where salmonberries used to cover a bank down to the water. I put a red laceleaf Japanese maple at the top of the bank, and planted astilbe and hosta below it, but the hostas look like they're drying out from too much wind.
Any suggestions on what would stay fairly low growing (under 2 ft.) tolerate wind, water, winter temps fluctuating from mid teens to mid forties, lots of rain?
Thanks for your input.