|Capture the essence of summer while you can.|
|The rabbit ears identify this as a Spanish lavender|
Photo courtesy Mountain Valley Growers
|I love it when lavender farms label their plants - a |
great way to compare varieties side by side.
|The yellow and French lavenders|
bloom at the same time so make
Photo courtesy Mountain
|'Hidcote pink' lavender is |
an unusual English variety.
Willow Creek Gardens
- Well drained soil is essential
- Soil pH 6.5-7.5
- Full sun
- Occasional water. Lavender are drought tolerant once established but for the first few years and for best performance a through deep watering once or twice a week is best.
- No fertilizers are needed if the soil has some organic matter such as compost added.
By Virginia McNaughton
192 pages, 187 photos