Herbs in Mixed Beds

Monocultures can be bland and lifeless, but incorporating herbs into planting schemes can bring all the parts to life with each complementing the other.

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Alliums Make Visual Impact Planted with Sage
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The Allium Family

Alliums are particularly effective planted where their leaves can be harvested and flowers admired. The same family contains more ornamental forms, such as A. gigantium or A. christophii, which can be planted between clumps of purple sage (Salvia officinalis "Purpurascens"), lifting the planting.

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