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Name: Trish
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Trish
May 9, 2012 6:36 AM CST

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Here's the backstory:
I foolishly tried to move my 3 lavender plants past the time I should have been moving them (I'm behind in *everything* these days). While moving them to the new place, I took about 100 cuttings to go along a new border. The plants died, but it looks like I'll have a lot of cuttings to complete my border Hurray!

My vision is to have the lavender plus something in between each plant for added texture/color but I just can't decide. Behind the border will be a red yarrow. I've actually thought about a short stonecrop for a pop of color.....

As you can see, I'm being pretty wishy washy!

Ideas? Smiling
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Name: Bob
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NJBob
May 9, 2012 8:19 AM CST

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How does Golden Sedum sound.
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
May 9, 2012 8:37 AM CST
I did a bad thing to my lavenders also and they never sprouted this spring.
I had combined my lavenders with Euphorbia Bonfire.
In this image 2011 june 26 The sedum Royal purple is also with Lavender at the right.Alas the Euphorbias were just planted so they dont show .
I would consider either Sedum Royal Purple or Euphorbia Bonfire.The yellow bloom gives it a pop.

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This is Euphorbia BonFire this year.

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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
May 9, 2012 6:58 PM CST
How about Black Eyed Susan, seems pretty drought tolerant and just easy and bright colored. Green Grin!


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Name: Trish
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Trish
May 9, 2012 7:21 PM CST

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Great ideas!

Are you making my decision harder or easier?? Green Grin!
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tabby
May 9, 2012 7:54 PM CST
Years ago a rudbeckia goldsturm seeded itself in my lavender bed and has since then mixed in with the lavender. They seem to get along very well, with similar watering and sun requirements.
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NJBob
May 9, 2012 8:55 PM CST

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That does sound like a nice combination.
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tarev
May 9, 2012 9:59 PM CST
My lavender has a trunk, so I was able to plant violas below, and when I repotted the lavender, I had to remove the violas. In lieu, I temporarily tried putting Sedum spathulifolium 'Carnea'. It was nice actually seeing that this sedum has yellow blooms coming from those burgundy edged rosettes. But I had to remove the sedums, I think it is too hot at that side of my garden and there were some violas popping up, must be from old seeds. It was crowding out the sedums.

The Lavender anouk with violas below it:
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The Lavender anouk with Sedum spathulifolium 'Carnea'
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
May 10, 2012 2:26 AM CST
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virginiarose
May 10, 2012 3:34 AM CST
Very nice!! Hurray!
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Lizzipa
May 10, 2012 3:12 PM CST
I use blue fescue between the lavender in my most drought tolerant areas.
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virginiarose
May 10, 2012 6:18 PM CST
Very interesting idea Liz! Thumbs up
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gardengus
May 16, 2012 5:27 PM CST
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The classic pairing is roses and lavender, but that may be rather tough where you live , and I find roses barely worth the effort they take.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.
Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
May 17, 2012 3:27 AM CST
Same for me. I love the flower but the pests and disease controle and pruning are too much.
Good thing this isnt the Rose forum.

I also have a lavender with Geranium Biokovo. sorry no pix
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clintbrown
May 17, 2012 4:15 PM CST

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I like yellow Gaillardia with Lavender.
Name: Debra
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lovemyhouse
May 17, 2012 4:44 PM CST
Variegated Lemon Thyme, tall Dianthus, Coreopsis Nana, New Gold Lantana,
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Name: Jo Ann Gentle
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ge1836
May 18, 2012 2:26 AM CST
nice list Debra.
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gardengus
May 18, 2012 10:45 AM CST
Gold lantana sounds like a great contrasting combo.
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all else is just existing.
Name: Trish
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Trish
May 18, 2012 12:16 PM CST

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It sounds wonderful...but lantana can get really out of hand here. At the least, it would overgrow the lavender.

I'm really loving the yellow combination!
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Name: Cinda
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gardengus
May 18, 2012 1:17 PM CST
What a difference in growing conditions , lantana is not even a perennial here.
Keep believing ,hoping,and loving
all else is just existing.

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