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    Lavender: You Can Grow That!

    Lavender: It’s an herb, a favorite of pollinators; it smells wonderful and it’s drought tolerant. I consider lavender the perfect Southwestern plant. I guess that’s why I have nearly 20 lavender plants. Lavender (Lavandula) is native to the Mediterranean and North African coast, which speaks to its

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    5 Purple Perennials for Your Sunny Southwest Garden

    Pantone’s color of the year for 2018 is purple. More precisely, it’s Pantone 18-3838 Ultra Violet. Pantone, which provides color matching for printing and design, says the deep purple color mimics colors in nature. Gardeners agree, of course. Here are my 5 favorite purple perennials to grow in a Southwest garden.