The loose, sandy soil of the seaside allows for great drainage, but it also means that nutrients are quickly lost. In nature, this can mean plants that are widely spaced rather than densely packed. But a spare look doesn't have to mean monotone, especially when you're in charge of the space. In this garden, purple ice plants lining the path to the sea's edge lead your eye to the sitting area and invite you to explore. The entire space resembles the natural bluffs beyond, with just a bit more planning and control than nature usually provides.