Lavender is pretty ubiquitous here in Northern California. I always have a few scattered about the garden--the key is decent drainage and willingness to shovel prune and replace with fresh stock when the inevitable woodiness sets in. My fave this week is Lavandula 'Silver Edge' , a plant that was on the edge of the dig-it-out abyss , and has suddenly and inexplicably redeemed itself by throwing up a few flowers.
I've had this plant for a few years, and frankly don't remember where I got it, but if I had to guess I would say either Portland Nursery, or Bainbridge Island Nursery.Remarkably, I still have the tag , and the 'brand' is not one I recognize locally. The thing is, it's variegated...
"Silver Edge" , get it ? I have moved this plant once, but in all the years I've had it, it has never bloomed. Not once. I was pretty impressed that I still had the tag --the photo shows a nice flush of flowers. I am happy with the four on my plant. Four ! Better than none, right ?
Here it is in it's venue- the smallest multi-year lavender ever. What a clever plant, it bought itself another year.
Loree got the ball rolling on this weekly fave-fest..
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