A couple of years ago, I went through all of my seed packs and used up as many as I could in my balcony garden. My balcony is mostly shaded these days, and most of the seed packs were years old, so luckily not a lot sprung up. A single lavender seed germinated and I didn't have much hope for it. The sprout grew into a skinny little thing with no branches, and I thought it would be gone by spring. It made a single blossom, which I quickly removed.
This year, that scraggly little twiglet grew to be at least 3 feet tall, with other scraggly little twiglets sprawling from the crown. The thing is a mess, and it's hard to wait through the summer before I can prune it. I think I might try training it into a tree, instead, because it has so much woody bark already.
Another single blossom popped out at the very skinny little top. It's the prettiest lavender blossom I've ever seen.
You can catch it for yourself in the shop!
If you ask, I could even rub lavender all over the back of it to stink it up real nice.
Hello! I'm Melissa, and here you'll find some behind-the-scenes footage of an artful life. Won't you join me?