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A Charming Garden Idea with Thyme, Lavender and Other Shrubs

Plant Combinations, Summer Borders, Patio Gardens


This charming garden includes ribbons of soft color in a romantic planting style and timeless simplicity. Packed with deer and drought resistant plants, this garden is a delight in terms of fragrance, forms and texture. At the foot of ravishing Cornus kousa shrubs (Japanese Dogwood) are easy to grow perennials and aromatic shrubs offering a very long season of interest extending from spring to fall.

Many plants have won the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.

Garden Information

Hardiness 6 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Thymus - Thymes Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Artemisia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Buxus - Boxwood Great Plant Combination Ideas with Cornus - Dogwoods Great Plant Combination Ideas with Euphorbia - Spurges Great Plant Combination Ideas with Geranium - Cranesbills Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lavandula - Lavenders


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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.

Garden Information

Hardiness 6 – 8
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil Ph Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage , Mediterranean Garden

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Great Plant Combination Ideas with Thymus - Thymes Great Plant Combination Ideas with Alliums Great Plant Combination Ideas with Artemisia Great Plant Combination Ideas with Buxus - Boxwood Great Plant Combination Ideas with Cornus - Dogwoods Great Plant Combination Ideas with Euphorbia - Spurges Great Plant Combination Ideas with Geranium - Cranesbills Great Plant Combination Ideas with Lavandula - Lavenders


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