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Portola Valley Estate

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What is the name of the purple flowered plant?
   Comment   December 12, 2013
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hayleydaniels
It's lavender.
December 12, 2013 at 9:26pm   
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encaustic3 wrote:
Such a beautiful, well organized garden. Can you tell me where the grid fencing came from?
   Comment   January 30, 2013
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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.
January 31, 2013 at 9:52pm     
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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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eleven7 wrote:
HOW MUCH WOULD YOU CHARGE FOR THIS DESIGN - WHAT IS YOUR PHONE NUMBER
   Comment   March 9, 2014
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
   Comment   August 8, 2012

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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.
LuAnn Brandsen added this to Garden Color: How to Landscape With Purple
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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grid, lavender.
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Instead of grass in front
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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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July 14, 2014
Flowers
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July 13, 2014
Like the purple door in other pic. Great mass planting
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July 12, 2014
Xeriscape
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July 12, 2014
plants
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July 11, 2014
Lavender.
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July 11, 2014
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July 9, 2014
Every thing about it
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July 8, 2014
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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July 6, 2014
xeriscape
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lavender is pretty & drought tolerant plus like the gravel and pots motif
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July 6, 2014
pots with lavender
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Grasses Simple
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love this
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July 6, 2014
For my front yard
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July 3, 2014
I like the lavender
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July 1, 2014
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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June 9, 2014
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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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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not a flower person, but I'll know what to ask for in the store
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xeriscaping
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Lavender area
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Nice style
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lavender madness!
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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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April 27, 2014
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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all the purple blue plants - what about a patchwork design of plantings, color grouped , divided by border with small tree anchoring each
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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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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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X
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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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large pots, plants, concrete/rock pathways
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roof garden look and feel
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drought rolerant
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I love the lavender.
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The lavender and of course the terracotta pots - the whole layout
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lavendar
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I love this garden palate
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bright purple lavender
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March 27, 2014
I like this for the hell strip also
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March 27, 2014
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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March 27, 2014
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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Color palette
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like this
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Lavendar
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Lavender
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purple against pink (adobe or pink granite) is lovely
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colour contrast
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Garden - lavender & pebbles
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love
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Lavender
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Love the purple flowers
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Garden…yum
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Love that the Spanish lavender is drought tolerant as well as blue.
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Hidcote lavender
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Landscape.
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Landscape
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Cool xeriscape
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No grass yard with lavender
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a plot of lavender
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March 21, 2014
The plants
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March 21, 2014
like lavendar groupings, rocks, stone paths
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Blue with terracotta and gravel and cement
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Pavers, gravel and garden edging
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Xeriscape garden - - love the purple
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Xeriscape Garden
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The symmetry makes this seem serene.
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love this idea to create pretty walkways
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March 19, 2014
the beauty, tranquility, of it, the fragrance from the lavenders.
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March 19, 2014
the plants.
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March 19, 2014
Might work at the new Florida houzz
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Mix of textures is beautiful.
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lavender
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tall pots for planting flowers in patio
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lavander
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Front
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lavender
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Backyard
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lavender + terra cotta
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March 16, 2014
Yard no grass
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color low maintenence
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pots with grass
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