Judy Kameon thinks herbs can be as pretty as flowers. Her Los Angeles firm, Elysian Landscapes, is known for combining edible and ornamental plants in striking designs for such clients as director Sofia Coppola and the Parker Palm Springs hotel. Here, Kameon shares tips for creating gorgeous outdoor spaces (elysianlandscapes.com).
Choose herbs for fragrance and beauty.
“I love to use berggarten sage, also known as purple sage, which has nice gray foliage and a beautiful blue flower,” Kameon says. Another one of her favorite herbs is trailing rosemary, which has a lovely fragrance and looks pretty on hillsides.
Combine mint and citrus.
Kameon likes to place mint under citrus trees. “The combination is like a fresh mojito kit,” she says. Since mint spreads so quickly, she keeps it in pots to prevent it from taking over an outdoor space.