Plant Combinations: Santolina
Packed with deer and drought resistant plants, this Mediterranean raised bed is a delight in terms of fragrance, color and texture. At the foot of an old gnarled olive tree are easy to grow perennials and shrubs offering a very long season of interest extending from spring to fall.
To help you plan your summer or early fall garden, here is a plant combination, in shades of glowing pink and soft lavender, which includes 3 fantastic Dahlias, 'Gerrie Hoek', 'The Phantom' and 'Karma Choc'.
This colorful garden scene is to be enjoyed over 3 seasons of cheerful pleasure. It reveals the beauty of Acer palmatum 'Dissectum Atropurpureum' (Japanese Maple) whose deep purple spring foliage turns fiery orange-red in the fall. It is paired with the highly popular Japanese Flowering Cherry Tree, Prunus serrulata 'Kanzan'
A peaceful and mesmerizing scene, where we cannot help but admire the purple hues of the delightfully fragrant Spanish Lavender (Lavandula Stoechas) and sculptural Ornamental Onions 'Purple Sensation' (Alliums), delicately undulating in the breeze over a mixed planting of silvery-gray Wormwood (Artemisia) and yellow-blossoming Santolina or Lavender Cotton (Santolina chamaecyparissus).