My English Lavender has finally established itself after two years and is taking over from the day lilies next to my deck and patio. Instead of cutting it back last year I left it completely alone, and this spring it ran amok! Amok! Amok! Amok! 😉 I actually was able to smell it the other afternoon when my allergies were giving me a break. It was divine! And the bees love it. They go about their business busily while I snap pictures. Unfortunately, they are too quick for me to get a good picture of them, but I’ll figure it out someday….. laughing!
And Just for Fun: Both of my grandmothers used to sing this to me and my sister when we were little – its derived from a very old English Nursery Rhyme – that has MUCH bawdier origins. This version won Burl Ives an Academy Award in 1948, and was his first major chart topper. Here’s the song reference:
- Lavender for a Relaxed Summer (streampointwellness.wordpress.com)
- Lovely Lavender…Cuttings! (smplyliving.wordpress.com)
- ღ Lavender Love ღ (blissfilled1.wordpress.com)
- Lavender patch (thesimplelandscape.com)