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A Garden of Mediterraneans — Part 1

Articles: A Garden of Mediterraneans — Part 1

Euphorias acanthothamnos, lavenders and brooms on the island of Euboea, Greece.
Gardeners in areas with summer-dry climates who are seeking plants needing little or no irrigation need not depend upon natives. In his travels in Mediterranean countries the author, a partner in Western Hills Nursery, has learned the special merits of many plants from that region and their value to gardeners in the West. Brooms and rock-roses, many of them Mediterranean plants of particular ornamental value for summer dry gardens, were discussed by Lester Hawkins in two earlier issues of Pacific Horticulture — those for Summer and Fall, 1978. This contribution will be continued in our next issue.
To begin with, let us imagine a walk planted on both sides with a deep border of Mediterranean plants. Many of the plants are famous for the fragrance of their foliage and among them are rue, wormwood, hys­sop, lavender, sage, and other herbs. Most are almost equally well known for the distinctive color of their foliage, which varies from almost pure white through shades of blue and gray to deep green, with an added few that are golden o...

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