Lavender planted along these steps welcomes visitors, including butterflies, to the patio. This evergreen shrub does best in warmer climates, as winter cold or heat combined with humidity may cause problems. If that's the case where you live, try growing lavender indoors in a container.
Tip: Harvest flowers just as they start to turn color, then let them dry where it's shady and cool. Use for everything from dried flower arrangements and wreaths to potpourri and soaps