A reclaimed window serves as a translucent wall at the end of the back deck on this Bolinas, Calif., estate. Lavender plants frame the deck while offering a pleasant fragrance for anyone out enjoying the sun.
Layers of lush plants complement the elegant architectural style of this luxurious home in Southampton, New York. The garden is framed by an emerald green necklace of trimmed boxwood hedges, which help separate the swimming area from the floral and herb parterres planted with lavender, roses and lady's mantle.
Pairing these black leather chairs with a mauve wall gives the color a lavender-like finish. Throw pillows in mauve tones create a beautiful color balance and soften the seating. Tall potted plants and coffee table plants add vibrant natural complimentary color. The gallery wall and chandelier finish the feminine feel of the room.
The planting scheme for this Colorado garden was inspired by the native plants of the area, lending a formal botanic garden feel to the landscape. Purple lavender and yellow yarrow complement each other amongst the verdant shrubbery, with an abundant range of textures adding additional visual interest.
In desert areas, choose drought-resistant plants and flowers for landscaping that's beautiful and environmentally friendly. Here, drifts of Mexican sage, lavender, Lamb's Ear, Lantana, Senecio Serpens and rosemary fill the front yard and cascade along the walkway.
Large boulders create a separation from the perfectly trimmed grass in this side yard up to the planted section of colorful outdoor flowers. Yellow, lavender and burgundy blooms add beautiful and bright natural color to the brown and gray rocks and vivid green grass.
The French Country-style family room features windows or French doors on three sides of the space that open up to the wraparound garden and ocean view. The garden is filled with edible plants and show flowers, including cutting beds and climbing roses, citrus trees and lavender bushes, grape vineyards and raised vegetable beds.
Commonly called 'Star of Persia', Allium christophii has fuchsia to pale lavender flowers and strappy, gray-green foliage. The plants open from late spring to early summer. Let the blooms dry for indoor arrangements.
Lavender brings a fresh, beloved scent to indoor gardens. This beauty needs high light to grow its best. Keep plants on the dry side, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Your best bet to get plants to develop blooms is to set them outside for the summer.
Botanical name: Lavandula stoechas ‘Bandera Purple’