I had a vision of creating a peaceful garden as a place of prayer when we moved to the sea. We hired some professional landscapers to help make this dream a reality. We asked for 15 small evergreen trees to be planted. The landscapers, I am sure, laughed to themselves about this, knowing that we were new arrivals from Ontario. They planted the little trees and drove away with our cash.
We did not know then ( but the landscapers surely did) that evergreen trees will not grow directly by the sea, as the air is too salty. One by one, our little trees perished. Since then, we have done more research to find which plants thrive by the sea, and there are many , including some types of poppies.
Gardening season is approaching !