First, thank goodness, we are not looking at my garage and something prettier. I planted one lavender plant last year and nothing happened. The plant got bigger but no flowers. Well this year, lavender flowers came out in full.
A month ago, the lavender flowers looked like this.
Full of butterflies and bees
I did not cut and harvest the flowers to dry because, dang it, I liked the look and was happy that the bees were happy.
But yesterday, the lavender looked like this:
Still very interesting but needing to be harvested, if I am going to have any dried lavender.
So to harvest, simply pull gently on the stems and the lavender will fall off. When I capture it, I am going to sew the cutest pillow sachets for holiday gifts this Christmas.
This fall, I will divide the lavender into four plants and plant in different spots in my yard. Now, I paid $4.99 for this original plant. I had bees, butterflies, lavender and next four additional plants for the yard.