Monday, July 04, 2011

Humble Harvest

Hot lavender, mints, savory, marjoram;
The marigold, that goes to bed wi' th' sun,
And with him rises weeping; these are flow'rs
Of middle summer, and I think they are given
To men of middle age.
Shakespeare, Winter's Tale

I am particularly taken with this humble harvest of hidcote lavender as it is the first harvest of two small bushes I began from seeds a couple springs ago.


jlt said...

Beautiful! I love lavender. I had a beautiful bush in my old house and to leave it behind. It was huge and gave me 40-50 stalks of lavender a year. This is the first year my new bush has given me any at all. What are you going to do with it?


Quotidian Life said...

I love lavender, too Joy. I'm trying to collect different varieties but since there is only one available in Jordan, I was motivated to try starting this hidcote from seeds. I was sort of surprised I was successful! I also brought what I think is a french lavender from Israel. It isn't as fragrant but it blooms almost year round. As for the hidcote, I think I'll just enjoy looking at it for a while and then add it to my wool to keep the moths away.

Woman of the House said...

I love lavender! Yours is so pretty. I'm jealous that you have lavender that blooms all year!

Pictoria said...

It is beautiful.