October 8, 2013
Lavender harvest time!
Taking a cue from some of my blog friends, I saw now was the time to harvest my lavender! This past spring I planted eight lavender plants and over the course of the summer four of them died. I really can't figure out why they died. They were in the same section of the yard as the ones that survived. They were watered the same and got the same amount of sunlight. They didn't all die at once either, they each thrived then slowly died over the summer.
I was able to get a small bundle from the four plants that survived and the aroma is heavenly! I read that Denver (and most of Colorado) has the perfect zoning for lavender so next year I will replace the plants that died and hope they do better! I would love any suggestions from those of you who have had luck with lavender plants.
Here is the lavender all dried and pretty...just kidding. This is my stunt lavender that I already had. The lavender from my yard is still drying and not nearly this purple. I just liked the way the light was shining on them.