Native plants for Jersey Shore garden?
Hello, I'm designing the landscape for a beach cottage in Brigantine, NJ. Any suggestions for native plants that would work well 'down the shore?' Looking to eliminate the lawn completely. I need to create a hedge in a shaded, narrow strip between my house and the neighbor, was thinking either of tall grasses or perhaps Ilex Verticillata. Also looking for a small specimen tree at front corner (amelanchier canadensis?), surrounded by low maintenance perennials. Finally, looking for a ground cover for a shaded path between front and back yards. Would love to hear your suggestions. Many thanks!