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Question: I just bought a house and I have no idea about gardening. I have 2 lavender plants in my front planter. I want to plant more there, but also build another planter. How do I know what goes with what?

Answer: If lavender is planted there, it must be a sunny spot. In that case, you'll want to choose other sun-loving plants. How about a mediterranean theme? Plant
COMPACT GOLD COIN DAISY Asteriscus maritimus ?Compact Gold Coin?
LAVENDER COTTON Santolina chamaecyparissus
FRENCH LAVENDER Lavandula dentata candicans
TUSCAN BLUE ROSEMARY Rosmarinus officinalis ?Tuscan Blue?
BRILLIANCY ROCK ROSE Cistus x?Brilliancy?
LITTLE OLLIE(R) DWARF OLIVE Olea europaea ?Montra?

Or, try the following combination:
PINK SPICE CRANESBILL Geranium x'Pink Spice'
SNOWFLAKE CANDYTUFT Iberis sempervirens 'Snowflake'
DWARF LILY OF THE NILE Agapanthus africanus ?Peter Pan?
MAIDEN GRASS Miscanthus sinensis ?Gracillimus?
PETITE PLUM(R) DWARF BUTTERFLY BUSH Buddleia davidii nanhoensis ?Monum?
FERN LEAF YARROW Achillea x?Moonshine?
BLOODSTONE THRIFT Armeria maritima ?Bloodstone?
PALACE PURPLE CORAL BELLS Heuchera micrantha ?Palace Purple?
PURPLE CONEFLOWER Echinacea purpurea
ROYAL STAR MAGNOLIA Magnolia stellata ?Royal Star?

You'll never go wrong if you choose plants you really love, that will grow in the sun or shade exposure your garden has. Enjoy your new garden!

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