I love lavender.
I used to have some lavender plants in the front garden a long, long time ago. It seemed to take them forever to flower, too, but they did finally flower, and I harvested some nice lavender flower stalks and brought them into the house. Nice room deodorizer.
I haven’t had lavender plants for many, many years now. So the other day I ordered some online – small young plants, and they arrived a week or so ago. They are above and below.
I mainly took these photos in order to gauge how fast they are growing. I will take more photos in a week or so and compare them. I’m afraid to plant them outside in the big wide cruel world of the garden for fear I will lose them, so I’m keeping them inside for now and hoping that they will be happy and content and will grow for me here. (I do plan to transfer them to the front garden area eventually but that may have to wait until next spring.)
Five little lavender plants. I want more than five, in the end, but I wanted to see how these did before I invest in more. These cost me $4.99 each, plus shipping of course. I probably should have bought seeds and grown my own from seed, but I am impatient and wanted to be able to smell the lavender right away. I can only smell the lavender from these little guys if I stick my nose right into them. They don’t perfume the whole kitchen, yet. And probably never will. That is why I keep lavender essential oil in a little bottle on the windowsill…(see blue arrow pointing to lavender oil bottle):
I use that oil each day on my sponge in the sink. Every morning when I boil my water for coffee, I pour boiling water over the kitchen sponge, to kill off germs, and then I drop about 6-8 drops of lavender essential oil onto the hot sponge and let the perfume permeate thru the sponge. Then the next time I use it, I get a beautiful aroma of lavender all around this area.
At that, I’ll say good morning to you now. I’ll leave with one parting shot of my boy Kip, doing what he does best…
… snoozing upside down on the sofa…
Have a good Thursday, kids, and play together nicely while I’m gone.