Clamshell AlleyRustic Landscape, Portland Maine

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atb714 wrote:Jan 9, 2015
debbieosteen wrote:May 31, 2015
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    Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC

    I have seen lavender do OK in partial sun, but it can get a but leggy and flower a bit less. It's just a great plant if you are in need of something that can handle salt air exposure. It also smells amazing!

  • Ana Frias

    Would this grow in phoenix arizona?

irene89012 wrote:Mar 3, 2016
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    No answers from Houzz, guess I'll ask google.
  • Derrill-Barb Neumann
    check with the lavender farm on Maui. They will have your answer!
Kathryn Danner wrote:Oct 31, 2015
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    Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC

    These stepping stones are made from slabs of old granite; I've also done this detail with fieldstone slabs too.

  • sue25000

    How do you keep them from sinking? We have clay and everything sinks eventually, even with a base of sand and gravel.

Deborah Wallace wrote:Apr 4, 2015
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    Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design LLC

    Hi there--we used several purple plants here. Common chives, Nepeta f. 'Walker's Low' and Salvia 'May Night'--all very tough plants!

  • Lynn Anne Miller

    Is there Russian Sage in the mix? I have worked on my slope for two years. I have all except the Salvia 'May Night' and have decided to make the upper slope a continuation of this sea of purple. They are also deer resistant - a must in my area.

Suzanne Bell Warren wrote:Mar 27, 2016
ADG Lighting wrote:Jan 31, 2015

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Annie Thornton added this to Fill Your Garden With Visions of SerenityDec 18, 2017

3. Choose a Soothing Color PaletteCool colors like blues, silvers and greens, as well as neutrals, can feel more serene in a landscape than hotter reds, yellows, pinks and oranges. That being said, the colors that make you feel calm and peaceful can be different from those of the next person. Select plants and hardscape materials in colors that you personally find calming, and arrange them together in large groupings. For example, a purple monochromatic planting of salvia and catmint give a relaxing feeling to this path in a Portland, Maine, landscape by Matthew Cunningham Landscape Design.Browse flowers and plants by type, color and growing needs

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