Include beautiful English lavender (Lavender angustifolia) in your garden plans for a plant that’s packed with fragrance. Leaves, flowers and stems all exude that classic lavender scent, and when sun warms the plants, you only need to brush the leaves to release the fragrance. Lavender helps keep biting mosquitoes at bay outdoors. In the evening, reap its bug-busting benefits by crushing flower buds and leaves and rubbing them on your skin. Tuck lavender into pots or planting beds. Plants grow 12 to 18 inches tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 5-9.
The white-on-white bathroom is a calming, sophisticated retreat. Marble tiles ground the space for a luxurious touch, while a detailed vanity is clad with marble countertops and highlighted by a Venetian mirror. Crystal knobs add a note of romance to the room.
Hopeless romantics will fall head over heels for this townhouse in Notting Hill, an idyllic neighborhood outside of London, England. Not only does the 3,002-square-foot home consist of four floors, but it also has direct access to Lansdowne Road and Lansdowne Crescent communal garden.