Introducing The Lavender Patch
2020. What a year!
With the diagnosis of my MS, we decided to downsize our field. At one point, we had over 1000 lavender plants. Heaven. The weather the last few years, however, was unkind to those plants. Therefore, our large field was dismantled. Meaning, we transplanted our healthy plants to new locations and pulled out those whose life has expired.
We created a new Lavender Patch! It is located behind The Farmhouse where I can view it from the back porch! We planted close to 150 plants in purple, pink, and white during a weekend in June. The first few rows are a "patch"work of colors with our larger Phenomenal plants making up the background. A small space was left empty in the middle to allow for a pretty blanket to be thrown down for casual pictures to be taken among the blooms.
On a Friday, my dad, sister, and brother-in-law were able to lay the weed fabric. Saturday, my daughter helped to plant as I could only scoot along. I cut the holes; she planted. My sister came again Sunday to finish up the last rows. We just took our time and enjoyed the beautiful weather--even the rain showers! Believe it or not, we had on jackets and hats in June.
The 2021 bloom was beautiful! The 2022 bloom started out iffy, but became stunning as the blooms appeared. The effects of a negative 35 windchill in December 2022 is yet to be seen.