Landscaping with lavender is easy and of low maintenance as this herb is available in so many colors and need not much care.
It is also the most favorite plant of gardeners– for its color, fragrance and versatility.
Consider this beautiful combination of Californian poppies and lavender flanking across the walkway. Orange and purple colors are complimenting each other and giving a warm appearance to a garden. In dry weather lavender grows well, you can grow flower beds of lavender in your garden with flowers like salvia, sedum, black-eyed susan, iris, poppies and roses. ‘Hidcote’ and ‘Munstead’ varieties of lavender grows well with them.
If you want to grow something around the sloping space of your garden, grow lavender. It thrives well in sloppy areas as these do not keep moisture and remain well drained.
English lavender is one the most famous varieties of lavender. Why, its soft scent, bluish tinge and the ability to survive in winter. It doesn’t mind some moisture, too. Grow this variety if you’re living in a colder zone.
Grow lavender as land-filler. You can grow it with herbs that require similar growing conditions. Herbs like thyme, dill and rosemary do well with it. If you have a sunny spot in your yard, make a herb garden. Do not grow fancy lavender varieties if you’re growing it for culinary uses. English lavender and common lavender is suitable for this. You can also make edgings of lavender near vegetable patches to save your vegetables from aphids and other pests.
Lavender can be grown along the garden fences, it has two benefits: First, lavender comes in cool colors and cool colors when used near the borders and boundaries, create an illusion of enlarged space. See these climbing roses and Siberian lavender (Russian Sage) growing together in the picture.
Second, lavender is insect repellent and growing it near the garden fences deter pests and insects away.
Grow lavender in borders, it looks so wonderful and attracts bees and butterflies. See the border of gypsophila, ground cover roses and lavenders looking so charming in the picture.
For borders, dwarf varieties like lavenite petite, dursley white, little lady and blue rider (a new variety with long deep blue flowers) are recommended. *Dwarf lavenders are low growing and reach a height up to 18 inches only.
Drought tolerant and deer resistant, lavenders are the perfect plant to make hedges of. Tall growing varieties like common lavender, french lavender and ‘royal purple’ are good for hedges.
Lavender loves heat and when it reflects through the walkways and paths, it helps the plant to grow.
Grow lavenders near the garden path so that when you walk, it will brush up your feet and leave its aroma. Lavender growing along with garden path looks so vibrant, too.
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