Okay – wow. Before I get into today’s post – I just want to say a few words on my very recent Freshly Press-ing. Have you ever been so overwhelmed you become humbled and stunned at the same time? Well, that’s me today! Thanks to EVERYONE that has liked or commented on my bee post. Thanks for all the blog-love!!
…now on with my photos and words, as this is what I do….
I gather handfuls to keep in a vase beside my bed. The scent of lavender is soothing. It intoxicates me…coaxes me to sleep, even on sleepless nights.
I can’t get enough of it! To me, this is summer in a jar.
The number one spot on my “bucket list” of destinations is Provence, France, where this plant is commonly grown. I want to walk among the fields of lavender. My aim would be to get lost in a sea of lovely purple-ness. I could live off my sense of smell. It would be a feast for all of my senses.
When my family and I move at the end of the summer, the first addition in my new garden will be plant or two of lavender. Or three….maybe 4. Or more.
These images are of the plant I have cultivated in one of the gardens at our current home. Lavender loves hot sun and rocks, which is exactly where I have this one. After 5 years, it has grown into a massive shrub. I love it, and I hope the new owners of our home will too.