Monday, July 14, 2008

Lavender

There is nothing I do not love about lavender. I think the plant is beautiful and luscious. I adore the fragrance. I even like the word - I named a character in my new novel Lavender. I am drawn to anything in any shade of purple. I've had a small lavender plant in my semi-shade perennial garden for years and it's all but dormant. It just lives with no growth. So I stubbornly tried again - near the front of our yard there is a little more sun, but not full sun as lavender needs. Well, it's thriving (but so is everything else this year) So this is my first lavender harvest!!! My husband doesn't get it - what are you going to do with it? Smell it, of course!


3 comments:

happyone said...

I like lavender too and have some in my front garden. This is the third year I've had it and it just keeps getting bigger and bigger. There are LOTS of bees and small white butterflies on it all the time.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

I love lavender too. Right now, it's the only scent I wear. I have some in my yard, but I never remember to dry it. I had to plant it in raised beds because of my heavy clay.

CRUSTYBEEF said...

i love lavender--even in dryer sheets..so soothing! I always dot some behind my ears (lotion that is lavender scented) behind my ears and near my temples..it helps my headaches..

congratulations on the blooms and scents! And I can't wait to read your new book!!

:),
Elizabeth