Lavender looks successful in the garden this season. I planted seed way back in September 2010, and nothing really came of the seeds. Now, 2 1/2 years later lavender seems to be popping up all around the garden.
Little sprouts were growing amongst onions before Farmer MacGregor moved the seedlings and converted the bed to a melon patch. I was pessimistic and thought the transplant would be a failure.
Lavender has taken root successfully in the cinder blocks. There even appears to be a volunteer tomato thriving.
Lavender is even popping up through oregano that surrounds the pepper bed. I don't know how these seedlings got started; but I welcome them to the garden. I really don't think the seeds from 2010 finally germinated. Who knows. Perhaps the extremely dry year California is experiencing played a role. Lavender doesn't require much water at all, draws loads of pollinators plus it smells really great.