The lavender was harvested today. I have no idea what the variety is because I just can’t remember. There were several lavender plants in the front yard and they all took a dive. The backyard seems to be the best environment for thriving. Drip irrigation and loads of sunshine are no doubt better than sprinklers under a crepe myrtle.
Snipping the stems in the morning is supposed to give more perfume oil in the harvest. I don’t know if that’s true; but I clipped this bunch in the morning then went to farmers’ market. When I returned I started to make a few lavender wands.
These will be donated to the plant auction the Daughters of the British Empire will be holding at their May meeting. Ladies, if you’re reading this please save your dollars. These will, no doubt, be responsible for starting a bidding war. Tomato plants will also be donated.