forgo planting a garden, I planted a few container pots instead. On the deck, I wanted to try planting lavender. I’ve never planted lavender before. Just an FYI, I found my lavender plants in the perennial section of the greenhouse. I was going to buy smaller lavender because it would have been cheaper but I asked a worker and the larger plants took 3 years to get to that size. I decided to opt for the larger plants even though they were more expensive ($35 each) because I was only planting 2 pots on the deck.
I planted the lavender at the beginning of June.
I planted Hidcote Blue Lavender. As it is a perennial, I’m hoping the plants will survive the winter.
The lady working at the greenhouse told me that lavender is hard to keep over winter because our winters can be harsh. I might try bringing them into our covered deck area for the winter. Since they were $35 each it would be great if they could last more than one season!
They are just starting to flower now. They don’t have a fragrance yet that I’ve noticed.
Update: Check out how my lavender turned out for the year...click here.