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An Easy Care Mediterranean Garden Idea

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Garden Ideas, Landscaping ideas, Mediterranean Garden, Mediterranean Border Idea, Olive Tree, Erigeron, Santolina, Thymus, Dasylirion, Olea europaeus

Looking good all year long, this Mediterranean garden includes a number of iconic elements of Provencal or Tuscan gardens such as olive trees, lavender cotton (Santolina), thyme (Thymus), or shrubby bindweed (Convolvulus). Most are fragrant, their foliage releasing scent when they are brushed against.

All are water-wise, drought tolerant, and require little care.

Garden Information

Hardiness 8 - 9
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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Yucca Dasylirion Santolina Thymus (Thyme) Convolvulus
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Lavandula angustifolia ‘Hidcote’ (Lavender)
Thymus ‘Silver Queen’ (Lemon Thyme)
Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary)
Salvia officinalis ‘Purpurascens’ (Purple Sage)
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 8 - 9
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Maintenance Average
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Landscaping Ideas Beds And Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden
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Yucca Dasylirion Santolina Thymus (Thyme) Convolvulus
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