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Companion Planting With Herbs

Companion planting with herbs is the practice of planting aromatic herbs near other plants to enhance their growth, flavor, and health. For example, basil is known to improve the growth and flavor of tomatoes, while mint attracts beneficial insects and repels pests.

Companion Planting, Repel Insects, Deter Insects, Companion Plants, Vegetable Garden

Wonderful Plants That Repel Insects

Plants have natural defense mechanisms against insects, such as producing chemicals that are toxic or unpalatable to them. Some plants also release pheromones or have physical structures that can deter insects. Additionally, companion planting, where different plants are grown together, can also help repel pests.

Underplanting roses, Best David Austin Roses, Best roses for borders, Rose borders, Shrub Roses, Rose companion plants, companion planting

Great Rose Companion Plants: Nepeta, Salvia and Lavandula

​Highly placed among the favorite rose companion plants are Nepeta (Catmint), hardy Salvia (Sage) and Lavandula angustifolia (English Lavender), whose exquisite flower heads contrast beautifully with the billowing pink, red, yellow or white roses.

Hardy Perennial Salvias (Sage)

With their vertical, densely packed flower spikes, ranging from rich indigo-blue to violet to purple, these hardy salvias contribute to create incredibly beautiful and contrasting combinations with other perennials and ornamental grasses

Salvia guaranitica (Blue Anise Sage)

Blue Anise Sage (Salvia guaranitica) is a popular bushy and ornamental sub-shrub featuring showy 2 inches long (5 cm) flowers in intense blue, purple or white, usually with darker purple calyces. Blooming from mid-summer to fall to the delight of hummingbirds and butterflies, Salvia guaranitica is easy to grow, fairly pest and disease free, and requires low maintenance.

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