Summer by the Bay 1: Upper Double Borders

An enormous waterfront property in New England is in use just summer through early fall, so spring favorites such as peonies, bulbs, & rhododendrons are pointless. Plus, the site is completely exposed to high winds—and is so large, and with a horizon-wide water view in the distance—that normal-sized plants would look laughably weak & tiny. Few perennials are up to the challenge, so the necessarily-enormous beds are planted overwhelmingly with trees & shrubs that peak in July, August, & September.