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A Serene Courtyard Designed for Long-Lasting Color and Interest

Perennial Combinations, Plant Combinations, Summer Borders

Garden Ideas, Landscaping Ideas, Drought Tolerant, Full sun plants, Lavender, Lavandula Stoechas, Spanish Lavender, French Lavender, Santolina, Allium Purple Sensation, Artemisia

Immerse yourself in a serene and enchanting landscape marked by a symphony of purple hues, where the fragrant Spanish Lavender (Lavandula Stoechas) and the striking ‘Purple Sensation’ Ornamental Onions (Alliums) sway gently in the breeze, creating a sense of tranquility. This captivating view is further enhanced by the mixed planting of the silvery-gray foliage of Wormwood (Artemisia) and the cheerful yellow blossoms of Lavender Cotton or Santolina (Santolina chamaecyparissus).

These beautifully contrasting elements combine to form a picturesque scene that invites admiration and offers a visual retreat for the senses. The varying textures, colors, and forms of these plants add depth and interest to the scene, making it a pleasure to behold throughout the seasons.

Notably, most of these plants have been awarded the esteemed Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. This prestigious accolade represents the plant’s excellence for ordinary use in suitable conditions and is a testament to their outstanding garden performance.

Moreover, these plants are characterized by their drought tolerance and resistance to deer and rabbits, making them a practical choice for a variety of garden settings. They can withstand challenging conditions while maintaining their captivating beauty, thereby reducing the need for intensive care and offering greater sustainability.

In summary, this garden scene featuring Spanish Lavender, ‘Purple Sensation’ Ornamental Onions, Wormwood, and Lavender Cotton encapsulates a blend of aesthetics, resilience, and low maintenance. It invites you to soak in its charm and enjoy the wonders of nature in their finest expression. Enjoy this beautiful masterpiece in your own garden!

Designed by WA Design for long-lasting color and interest, this charming casual mix of colors and textures can be easily replicated in many sunny gardens.

Garden Information

Hardiness 9
Heat Zones 8 - 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden

Plants In This Garden

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Alternative Plants to Consider

Allium ‘Globemaster’ (Ornamental Onion)
Allium ‘Ambassador’ (Ornamental Onion)
Allium ‘Gladiator’ (Ornamental Onion)
Lavandula stoechas ‘Anouk’ (Spanish Lavender)
Lavandula stoechas ‘Ballerina’ (Spanish Lavender)
Lavandula stoechas ‘Regal Splendour’ (Spanish Lavender)

The Landscape Designers

WA Design
Landscape Architects & Landscape Designers
WA Design is an architecture firm established in 1985 by David Stark Wilson, AIA. Our design philosophy emphasizes the inter-relationship of building and site. Each design begins as a considered response to a set of criteria dictated by the site and client. Although progressive in approach, our designs draw heavily on the vernacular building of the area in which we are working. Ordering principles for a given project borrow from their context and often metaphorically relate to the natural landscape. This connects our buildings to their specific site and circumstance in a meaningful way. 

A crucial component of the overall design objective on each project is to apply the design of sustainable and solar features as an integral component of the architecture. From initial building siting concepts through building organization and material selection, each phase is approached with sustainable ideas at the forefront of the design decisions.

Address
805 Folger Ave, Berkeley, California, United States, 94710
Phone
(510) 883-0868

Learn About These Genera

Allium (Ornamental Onion)
Lavandula angustifolia (English Lavender)
Lavandula stoechas (Spanish Lavender)
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 9
Heat Zones 8 - 9
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Dried Arrangements, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit
Attracts Butterflies
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Mediterranean Garden
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Lavandula (Lavender) Allium Artemisia Santolina
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