Lavender is a very charming addition to most sunny gardens. Sun-loving and easy to grow, it requires infrequent watering and can thrive in poor soils provided plenty of sun is received throughout the day.

Planting lavender with other sun-loving plants sharing the same growing conditions can have other benefits. Many drought tolerant plants attract the good bugs you want in your garden that in turn eat the ones you don't want.

There is a wide array of pretty drought tolerant plants that complement lavender in color, height and bloom season, and will help you create many effective combinations.

Transforming a parched, dry spot into a lush, colorful and delightfully fragrant garden is possible!