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December 12, 2013
actively wrote:
What is the name of the purple flowered plant?
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hayleydaniels
It's lavender.
   December 12, 2013 at 9:26PM
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January 30, 2013
encaustic3 wrote:
Such a beautiful, well organized garden. Can you tell me where the grid fencing came from?
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Steve Masley Consulting and Design
I love the colors in this photo, the lavender plane at the bottom, the upright terra-cotta pots with tall grasses, the partial adobe framing with fencing that disappears against the background. It looks like redwoods in the background, so there's probably a soaring element to the space that's missing from the frame of the photograph. Someone did a brilliant job with this.
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Suzman Design Associates
The grid fencing was designed by Stanford Hughes at Brayton and Hughes Architects.
   February 12, 2013 at 2:07PM
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March 9, 2014
eleven7 wrote:
HOW MUCH WOULD YOU CHARGE FOR THIS DESIGN - WHAT IS YOUR PHONE NUMBER
August 8, 2012
isamenton wrote:
plants - Hi, This is truly beautiful. What are the ornamental grasses in the containers ? What variety of lavender have you selected? Lavendula angustifolia ? Thanks

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Botanical name: LavandulaCommon name: LavenderUSDA zones: 5-10Water requirement: Regular water until established; then low water needsSoil requirement: Requires excellent drainageSun requirement: Prefers full sunMature size: 1 to 3 feet high, 1- to 3-foot spreadGrowth rate: Slow. Trim lightly in spring to maintain a compact shape (old wood rarely produces new growth).Tolerances: Drought tolerant and deer resistantEnvironmental benefits: Attracts birds, hummingbirds and butterflies; makes for a wonderful bath and culinary addition.When designing a garden with lavender, put its environmental needs first. Site it in full sun with great drainage. The fastest way to kill lavender is to overwater it. Once you've found the perfect site, the only question becomes whether you should mass or mix this fabulous plant.
Samantha Schoech added this to Color Guide: How to Work With Lavender
Lavender OutsideThe real deal. Most of the lavender color you see outside is going to come from lavender flowers and other landscaping plants, like catmint, echium and wisteria.
Margie Grace - Grace Design Associates added this to Southern California Gardener's October Checklist
Plant Mediterranean natives. Fall weather provides the perfect planting conditions for plants from other Mediterranean climate regions, too. Many plants of Australian, South African and Mediterranean origin will benefit from fall planting. Look for lavenders, sages, aloes, agaves and Dianellas, among hundreds of other candidates, for October planting.
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4. Set a MoodLavender is thought to enhance feelings of inspiration and insight, making it an ideal choice for a contemplative garden.
Planting and care: Choose a spot in full sun with very good drainage; add sand or compost before planting to increase drainage. Lavender does best in poor soil. Set plants 1 to 4 feet apart, depending on their eventual height and spread. If you live in a humid climate, be sure to allow for plenty of air circulation between them. You can also add a mulch of sand or pea gravel.
3. Use appropriate plants and group them according to their water needs. Drought-tolerant, native or well-adapted plants should form the bulk of your plant palette. Plants needing more water, such as edibles, and container plants should be grouped together for more efficient irrigation. Work with your site’s characteristics to determine where hydrozones (watering zones) make the most sense. For example, a south-facing slope is an ideal place to group plants that prefer good drainage and have low water requirements. A low-lying area that stays damp can be a separate zone for plants with moderate and higher water needs.

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grasses and lavender
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red "Spanish" pots, stone/granite walkways, lavendar flowers and other plants. low water, yet pretty and relaxing. i'd like the backyard to inspire this relaxing, contemplative mood
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Color
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mass of lavender?
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lavender for color in xeriscape
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September 22, 2014
everything
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September 15, 2014
Low water. Varying heights, visual interest.
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good focal points
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Lavendar
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landscape
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salvia in any form great
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September 8, 2014
Lavender - great drought tolerance. Love the urn pot in the middle
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September 7, 2014
stone and lavender
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nice
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lavender
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Garden
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Jardín
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Use appropriate plants and group them according to their water needs. Drought-tolerant, native or well-adapted plants should form the bulk of your plant palette. Plants needing more water, such as edibles, and container plants should be grouped together for more efficient irrigation. Work with your site’s characteristics to determine where hydrozones (watering zones) make the most sense. For example, a south-facing slope is an ideal place to group plants that prefer good drainage and have low water requirements. A low-lying area that stays damp can be a separate zone for plants with moderate and higher water needs.
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Nice Wall
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Lawnless
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Pots
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color and planters
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I like the airy flowers.
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simplicity
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mass of one plant
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yard d
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pots path and lavender
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useage of pots, paths, drip irrig
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lavender
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Yard ideas
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lavender does best in poor soil
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August 17, 2014
Walls with Fencing for sense of privacy. Could have Lattice work in front for added privacy. Xeriscape, Concrete and Gravel simple and attractive for courtyard
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August 17, 2014
Group plants according to their water needs...
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Love the big clusters of purple.
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easy garden idea for courtyard or lower in section
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large grasses in pots
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Set a Mood Lavender is thought to enhance feelings of inspiration and insight, making it an ideal choice for a contemplative garden
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August 9, 2014
the ornamental grasses in the pots
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plants, colors
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lavender
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August 7, 2014
I love lavender and find this design very interesting - the repetition of the lavenders this way and the potted grasses are a nice contrast, drought tolerant and low maintenance - nice!
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August 6, 2014
Ohh la la !!!
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August 3, 2014
backyard lavender
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August 2, 2014
It is so easy to propagate too Amy, it gets woody in a couple of years so there is nothing easier than pulling off sprigs for cuttings, just stick them in a pot of soil (rooting powder helps), and soon you have a whole new batch of vigorous young plants, to grow or to give away.
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plantas en maceteros
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xeriscape lawn
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no lawn landscaping
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lavender full sun courtyard area
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like the pots with plantings
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Lavendar
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This estate is gorgeous!
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July 22, 2014
grid, lavender.
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July 21, 2014
Instead of grass in front
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July 19, 2014
structure and soft planting
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love the touch of tara cotta
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keeping it simple and striking
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Flowers
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Like the purple door in other pic. Great mass planting
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Xeriscape
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plants
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Lavender.
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Every thing about it
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Really lovely
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Garden
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use of gravel and bark
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xeriscape
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July 7, 2014
huge container plants, pea gravel and drought tolerant ground coverings - privavcy fencing not wrought iron
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xeriscape
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lavender is pretty & drought tolerant plus like the gravel and pots motif
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pots with lavender
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Grasses Simple
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love this
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LikeNo9
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July 6, 2014
For my front yard
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I like the lavender
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Lavender
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use lavender along path
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SIDE YARDS PEACH...USING YUKS AND RUSSIAN SAGE
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Simple but lovely with lavender
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use of pebbles, urns contrast to lavender.
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formal contemporty with lavender
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padua
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Pots
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Xeriscape planting
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pots, flowers
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one color planting - simple maintenance and very modern
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lavender
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Love the lavender and the terra cotta. Good for attracting bees as well I think.
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Hoseguard
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tall pots
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front Yard
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easy to maintain
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lavender
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Simple
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What is the name of the purple flowered plant? Like Comment December 12, 2013 Report hayleydaniels It's lavender. December 12, 2013 at 9:26pm Like
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the large pot and the lavendar
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Great for backyard patio area
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June 9, 2014
Drought-tolerant, native or well-adapted plants should form the bulk of your plant palette. Plants needing more water, such as edibles, and container plants should be grouped together for more efficient irrigation.
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formal
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low water usage
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Lavander
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ground cover
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May 31, 2014
the lavender and the pots with the tall grasses
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May 29, 2014
not a flower person, but I'll know what to ask for in the store
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xeriscaping
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lepo
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Lavender area
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Nice style
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May 25, 2014
lavender madness!
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May 24, 2014
more great pots
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Lush
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The beauty
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Plants in big pots - awesome.
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สำหรับน้ำน้อย
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Genius!
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Sideyard
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lavender is great
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lavender with grasses in pots
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outdoor walls
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this look
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peaceful beauty
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mediterreanean look
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edging
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lavender
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Lots of lavender!
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nice plant ideas
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low water idea
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xeriscape
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color
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Lavender!
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3. use appropriate plants/group them according to water needs
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love the colors
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low water use
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love this
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purple and tera cotta
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great use of color / pots with minimal water
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wildflowers, rocks
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Potted grasses for entryway.
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purple colors
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Xeriscape garden (low water)
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Set a Mood Lavender is thought to enhance feelings of inspiration and insight, making it an ideal choice for a contemplative garden.
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April 27, 2014
like this a lot
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taras
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Add cut outs for tall plants to give height and interest to a flat back yard
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no grass
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Pavers and lavender
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keep this
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3. Use appropriate plants and group them according to their water needs. Drought-tolerant, native or well-adapted plants should form the bulk of your plant palette. Plants needing more water, such as edibles, and container plants should be grouped together for more efficient irrigation. Work with your site’s characteristics to determine where hydrozones (watering zones) make the most sense. For example, a south-facing slope is an ideal place to group plants that prefer good drainage and have low water requirements. A low-lying area that stays damp can be a separate zone for plants with moderate and higher water needs.
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April 23, 2014
Grass-less design. More Mediterranean than desert look; nice.
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the purple flowers
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contrasting color gravel with edging
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Low water sw garden
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beautiful lavendar and gravel stone patio and entire backyard
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Square Design Lavender corners and Grass Pots Pavers plus gravel Terracotta Mediterranean
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Nice
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terracota vases
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Lavender for color. Beautiful !!!
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Lavender
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Blue
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like
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Partially sheer fencing
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Backyard
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LAVANDER
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Grass
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Lavvendar
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low maint
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lavendar garden
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LAVENDER Water regularly during the first year to establish the plants; in subsequent years let the plants dry out completely before watering again. Add a light fertilizer in spring when growth starts. If you're growing it in a container, choose one that’s just an inch or two larger than the root ball, eventually transplanting into a 12- to 16-inch container. Provide sufficient drainage, and water and fertilize somewhat more frequently than for a plant in the ground.
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group pots near water source
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Garden
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fencing and plants
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mediterranean look
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lavender
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blue bells
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the simplicity and the colors
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low water
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color& impact of ONE color in area..............???? patio????????
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Lavender
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back yard
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disposition pot de feur
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like the pots and variable heights
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Russian sage
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design for area outside bedroom
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Lavendar and big pots
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wonderful landscape and hardscape
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xeriscape
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very attractive patio with plant beds to break up the span
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The less water approach
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