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A Natural Path

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A jaw-dropping casual and fragrant gravel path winding across a superb mix of drought-tolerant and salt-friendly plantings. This lovely walk features showy and aromatic Wild Thyme or Creeping Thyme (Thymus serpyllum), attractive and trouble-free Siberian Irises (Iris sibirica), a couple of fragrant Lavenders (Lavandula angustifolia) with different bloom times and colors, late flowering Sedum and drought tolerant Blanket Flowers (Gaillardia) for their colorful mounds of bright daisy-like flowers.

They are combined with a glorious and reliable California Lilac (Ceanothus) with strong, arching stems, rich dark green foliage, and a cloud of sapphire blue flowers in spring.

Two graceful ornamental grasses have also been beautifully included in this charming scene: Blue Oat grass (Helictotrichon sempervirens) and Maiden grass ‘Gracillimus’ (Miscanthus sinensis). A long-lasting display, a feast for the eyes and the senses!

This naturalistic, colorful, and low-maintenance scene has been brilliantly created by Lankford Associates Landscape Architects.

Garden Information

Hardiness 7 - 8
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Ground Covers, Beds And Borders, Pathways
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Alternative Plants to Consider

Sedum ‘Brilliant’ (Stonecrop)
Ceanothus ‘Victoria’ (California Lilac)
Ceanothus ‘Autumnal Blue’ (California Lilac)
Gaillardia x grandiflora ‘Arizona Apricot’ (Blanket Flower)
Gaillardia x grandiflora ‘Arizona Red Shades’ (Blanket Flower)
Miscanthus sinensis ‘Yakushima Dwarf’ (Chinese Silver Grass)
Lavandula angustifolia ‘Folgate’ (Lavender)
Iris sibirica ‘Ruffled Velvet’ (Siberian Iris)

The Landscape Designers

Lankford Associates Landscape Architects
Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers
Since 1983, Lankford Associates Landscape Architects has been practicing Landscape Architecture and garden design throughout the Pacific Northwest region, We specialize in residential master plans, and commercial and multi-use projects. 
We tie the architecture and gardens together, bringing the landscape into the built spaces and carrying the architectural elements into the landscape. Our designs emphasize low maintenance, sustainability, and timeless design, emphasizing what is good within each unique site.
Address
2316 Fairview Ave. E. Ste. B, Seattle, Washington, United States, 98102
Phone
(206) 331-5123
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 7 - 8
Climate Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Loam
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Ground Covers, Beds And Borders, Pathways
Garden Styles Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden
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Eastern Washington
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