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Given that a majority of the site is within a flood zone, Lombardi also had to integrate easy-care and salt-proof varieties of indigenous beach grasses and shrubs including Amelanchiers, blueberry, Arborvitae, and Viburnums into the property’s plantings. All are low maintenance, hardy plants perfect for challenging seaside conditions. “In all, the project looks like it evolved in that location over time,” says the architect, “eschewng pretense in favor of a natural delight in understatement and quality.”

“In all, the project looks like it evolved in that

location over time,” says the architect,

“eschewng pretense in favor of a natural delight in

understatement and quality.”

Today, the landscape—a quiet, beautiful seaside escape—is lovingly maintained by Parterre Garden Services, Lombardi’s garden care and property management firm, ensuring that a unique coastal refuge thrives for years to come.

 

To contact Greg Lombardi, go to:
www.lombardidesign.com

 

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Andrea E. McHugh, a former editor at Newport Life magazine, is a freelance writer living in Rhode Island.

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