Lavender in landscape design
Lavender is an amazing garden perennial with bright pink-lilac flowers and silver-gray leaves. In the northern regions, the plant is grown in containers or as an annual, because lavender is very thermophilic and does not tolerate cold winters. Lavender in the garden can be used in the design of various compositions, the plant brings spatial lightness, grace and special flavor to the design of the flower garden. Consider some examples of the use of lavender in a garden landscape.
Lavender in the flower beds and not only
Spectacular lavender can be grown for beauty, but not only, the graceful and healthy plant has a pleasant aroma, therefore it is planted in relaxation corners to reduce tension, relieve fatigue and ensure restful sleep. A corner of the garden for relaxation will become the most favorite place for the whole family.
Mixed perennial beds
Garden flower beds from perennials can reduce the labor costs of the summer resident, because caring for them does not require much effort. Lavender can grow in one place for up to 10 years, so you can pick up daylily, delphinium, mullein, liatris, eagle, gaillardia, perennial coreopsis and other original plants as neighbors to this spectacular beauty.
Perennial lavender is ideal for decorating low and high borders, the plant looks especially impressive framed by paths. Dense silvery bushes have spatial lightness, so numerous lilac-lilac inflorescences seem to float in the air. Very effective and elegant. For the design of the tracks, you should choose winter-hardy varieties of medium height or undersized. High varieties of lavender look great in mixed mixborders and narrow borders as a central accent of a composition or background.
Lavender — tapeworm
Thickets of graceful lavender always attract attention, elegant spike-shaped inflorescences of lilac or white color are so good and airy that you want to admire this picture again and again. When planting lavender bushes in a group, it seems that the flower garden will be simple and monotonous, but this is not the case. By choosing varieties with different colors of petals, you can achieve a harmonious combination of shades, create a unique perennial composition that will delight for many years.
Lavender can be used for planting in beds with spicy herbs. Neighbors can be: St. John’s wort, mint, monarda, oregano, thyme, Ivan tea and other green herbs. It is difficult to call such picturesque planting beds; rather, it is a unique modern flower bed that not only decorates the site, but also repels pests from cultivated plants. Perennials and annuals can be grown in a fragrant garden bed. When harvesting dried plants in autumn, care should be taken not to damage the rhizomes of wintering perennials, if their root system is exposed, soil should be added. Spicy herbs will help with ailments, headaches, calm the nerves, relieve daytime irritation — equip a comfortable bench next to the garden bed and spend an hour or two with the plants in the evening.
Rock garden with lavender
Too high varieties of lavender are not suitable for alpine slides, they will cover other plants, but undersized species are ideal for decorating a rock garden, rock garden or rockery. Airy lavender bushes effectively harmonize with natural stones; on their textured rough surface, the plant looks touching and elegant. In the neighborhood of lilac or white lavender, blue styloid phlox, periwinkle, sage, sack, escholcia, lobelia, original cereal herbs look harmoniously. Undersized lavender pairs well with miniature roses and matrikaria. Carnation grass at the foot of lavender, like a faithful servant, is able to create a bright carpet for an elegant lady.
Lavender in narrow areas near paths
Narrow non-standard plots of land near buildings or paths can be planted with lavender, the plant looks great in single plantings without requiring additions.
Containers with lavender for terraces, flower beds and patios
Lavender in garden design can be used not only for planting in open ground. Low-growing varieties can be grown in containers, especially in conditions of short summers and harsh, long winters. After the onset of cold weather, containers with plants are simply brought into a greenhouse, greenhouse or conservatory, where they will successfully live until spring. Containers for planting plants can be made of ceramic or plastic, lavender looks original in stylized pots (Greek style). Potted lavender will grace sunny balconies and outdoor patio gardens, and the graceful plant can be placed near a pond without fear of getting its roots wet. Planted in pots, lavender can serve as a decoration for Provence-style rooms.
Lavender: growing in a garden with roses
There are two elegant plants that serve as indispensable companions for roses — lavender and perennial gypsophila. Against the background of openwork lavender bushes with small leaves, roses look royal. White lavender is great for roses with any color of petals, but varieties with lilac or amethyst flowers are better set off by a garden queen in an orange-yellow or pink mantle.
Lavender on the lawn
Group plantings of lavender in an open space look airy and elegant, so the plant can be used to decorate a green lawn lawn. Along the edge of the lawn carpet, you can plant a thick lilac border of undersized lavender.
Now you know where to plant lavender, in which flower beds this plant will show all its beauty and splendor, but for the successful cultivation of this crop, you will need to follow some easy rules.
Features of planting lavender and caring for it
This plant is not particularly whimsical, but when planting lavender in open ground, it is recommended to take into account the poor winter hardiness of some species. Preference should be given to narrow-leaved lavender, it is this species that tolerates frosts better than others.
Lavender loves the sun, tall bushes when planted in a mono-group should not obscure undersized varieties.
Between individual bushes, it is worth leaving enough free space so that growing plants do not take away food from their neighbors.
The soil for lavender should have a slightly alkaline reaction; this species cannot be grown on acidic soils.
Land for planting lavender must be selected with a low level of groundwater (at least 2.5 meters to the surface of the flower bed).
Top dressing of lavender is carried out 4-5 times per season, from spring with nitrogen fertilizers, by mid-summer the proportion of nitrogen in nutrient solutions is reduced.
And the plant also requires regular watering, but without fanaticism, weed removal and soil loosening.
The choice of seedlings for the garden, use in the landscape depends on the goals of the gardener, but on the website of our online store you can choose new and classic varieties of lavender that will win your heart. We invite you to shop, just look at the varieties under the article and buy your favorite plants in one click.