English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) is an excellent way to add a mid-summer pop of color to your garden or patio. We love to plant it somewhere we can enjoy its beautiful scent. English lavender is more tolerant of colder temperatures common in the Marquette area than French lavender, making it an excellent choice for herb gardens and perennial borders. This member of the mint family features aromatic leaves and flowers that are popular for cooking purposes, medicinal use, and home projects. The following are just a few of the benefits of adding lavender to your home garden.
It’s time to start turning those winter garden designs into actual garden planting. When choosing your plants, be sure to select plants that are well suited to the climate here in Marquette and fill your beds with a mix of annuals and perennials. Annuals allow you to adjust your overall garden design from year to year, while the perennials provide an established framework. Let’s take a closer look at the difference between these two types of plants.