Salt and Sand and Wind Tollerant Plants

BeachBlossom's picture

Some plants grow well in harsh environments. I am trying to establish a couple of tiny gardens near the beach where plants will need to be salt, sand, and wind tollerant in southern Maine.  The locations get afternoon sun but shade in the morning.

Does anyone have any recommendations?  Rosa Rugosa abounds and spreads out of control.  Are there any other flowers or vegetables or hebs that might also thrive?