Lavender – the loveliest of herbs


My feeling is one can never have enough lavender in a garden. I have lavender in my perennial bed and my herb garden. Two favorites are “Munstead” and “Hidcote.” Both are Lavandula angustifolia, English lavenders, hardy to zone 5. A new one added to my garden is Lavandula Intermedia, and the plant tag reads Phenomenal. Hidcote lavender has deep, violet-blue flowers and silver-gray foliage. Its growth habit reaches to about two feet tall. Munstead’s flowers […]  » Read More

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