Bee on purple stem of lavender flower.  Plant Profile:  Lavender

Plant Profile: Lavender

There is no denying the charm of lavender. The fragrance alone brings to mind idyllic images of meandering walkways bordered by the aromatic, silvery foliage. The musky scent of purple flowers on long, slender stems drying in a forgotten kitchen window. Very few plants can evoke such emotion and take you to places you’ve longed to visit.

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Field of columnar hornbeam.  Columnar Plants for Narrow Spaces.

Columnar Plants for Narrow Spaces

We all have that awkward area in our landscape that is tight and narrow. The space between our homes and sidewalks, areas between our driveway and our neighbor’s yards, and corner spots that need something with height but not much width. Columnar plants, while often overlooked for more floriferous choices, serve a much-needed purpose in our suburban landscapes and offer solutions to many of these problems.

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