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Karen Aitken & Associates mediterranean-landscape

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isamenton wrote:
Pictures - This is a lovely picture. I also love some of your other pictures. May I insert them into my gardening website,, with a credit to you? Kind regards
   Comment   August 11, 2013
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Aitken and Associates
Thanks for the kind words, we would love for you to display our work as long as you properly accredit Aitken & Associates as well as link back to our website.
May 2, 2014 at 3:17PM   
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Amy Renea wrote:
What are the plant varieties in the photo? Thanks!
   Comment   May 16, 2012
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Amy Renea
Thank you!
November 13, 2012 at 7:49AM   
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Aitken and Associates
This is Echium fastuosum and Lavandula 'Otto Quast' (in foreground) at my home.
June 9, 2014 at 11:06PM   
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Jeanne Grunert added this to English Gardens
Even the average suburban home can create the look of an English garden by adding special touches, such as pathways lined with perennials. The upright purple buddleia (butterfly bush) and scabiosa provide a simple border that attracts bees and butterflies to the garden.
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11. Make sure you include pathways so that you can stroll through and admire all of your hard work.
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It's not only the lush planting of herbaeceous perennials that can give us the atmosphere of a Monet border. We can see here how the use of Mediterranean plants in a dryer climate still fulfills the same functions: The Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans), zones 9 to 10, takes the place of towering delphiniums, while the Spanish lavender (Lavandula stoechas), zones 6 to 9, stands in for the lower plantings of lupins and nicotiana.

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August 22, 2014
lavender and pathway
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pride of madeira!
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zone 9
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Pride of madeira
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Color inspiration
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Pride of Madeira (echium candicans) instead of delphiniums. Love the Spanish lavender
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tall plant?
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Not this type of lavender
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Cottage garden
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Purple buddleia
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What's the tall plant?
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landscape by the pool
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the colors, beutiful landscape
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Spanish lavender along a stepping stone path
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Use of flagstone and gravel. Purple blue plants - side strip area
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Nice plant combo.
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Like the slightly wild appearance
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Lavandula Stoechas "Otto Quast" and Spanish Lavender
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Pride of Madeira for tall focal points in landscape
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Pride of Maderia
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by driveway rocks
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Perennials - shorter purple flowers
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Butterfly bush
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Pride + lavendar
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purple and blue again
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Large perennials
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Monet's garden
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full look
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Wild look
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4. Warm and CoolA combination of red and blue, purple hues have the ability to work with either warm or cool color schemes. They are Echium candicans (Pride of Madeira) & Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender)
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Echium candicans - Blue Pride of Madeira - as a focal point on front Hillside. Drought tolerant.
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Pathway lined by perennials
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pathways lined by perennials
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Lavender and Blue Pride of Mederia - plantingf style
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Front fence
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Yet more Monet
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Mediterranean landscape
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The Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans), zones 9 to 10, takes the place of towering delphiniums, while the Spanish lavender (Lavandula stoechas), zones 6 to 9, stands in for the lower plantings of lupins and nicotiana.
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Shrubs but more individual
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trail idea and purple cones
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colors of plants natura; feel
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drought tolerant plantings
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It's not only the lush planting of herbaeceous perennials that can give us the atmosphere of a Monet border. We can see here how the use of Mediterranean plants in a dryer climate still fulfills the same functions: The Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans), zones 9 to 10, takes the place of towering delphiniums, while the Spanish lavender (Lavandula stoechas), zones 6 to 9, stands in for the lower plantings of lupins and nicotiana.
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echium candicans
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front border
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love the colors
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the mix
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It's not only the lush planting of herbaeceous perennials that can give us the atmosphere of a Monet border. We can see here how the use of Mediterranean plants in a dryer climate still fulfills the same functions: The Pride of Madeira (Echium candicans), zones 9 to 10, takes the place of towering delphiniums, while the Spanish lavender (Lavandula stoechas), zones 6 to 9, stands in for the lower plantings of lupins and nicotiana.
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Echium candicans (Pride of Madeira)
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The purple lowers
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pathway thru the rock area Make sure you include pathways so that you can stroll through and admire all of your hard work.
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Draught tolerant
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English garden
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Purple sun garden
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lavende hillsdie
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plant mix. largely deer 'proof'
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Love the gray and purple
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Aitken cottage garden
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Plantas adaptas ao nosso clima seco
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Hint of purple
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Lupins are eyecatching
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Include pathways
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Flowers... Similar to Grandmothers
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Stone path
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more path ideas
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Colour scheme
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purple flowers
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smaller purple flowers
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Purple flowers
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lavendar is my favorite
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belle combinaison de plantes
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Echium with lavender
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Lush and love the lavender
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Plants 6
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taller purple flowers
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Purple heaven
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tall flowering plants
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Tall and color - raised bed idea
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stone path and plants
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path/purple... NO PINK!
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great garden
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purple landscape
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More desert flowering plants.
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backyard plantings
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like color/flowering plants
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lavender path to pool in Amargosa Valley
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rock path
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Patio garden ideas!!
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pride of madera
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pride madeira
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...and the purple
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Upright buddleia
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gray/green foliage, lavender flowers - color palette for back yard
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This home belongs to a plant lover. The tall blue echium and lavenders are bold and beautiful...a great mix. Mystery and surprise pull the visitor into this space to see what is beyond.
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September 6, 2009
Purple is a fantastic accent color in the garden, thanks to its great contrast with green. I love this wild space - it looks uncontrolled, but not unmanageable.
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