Spanish Lavender

May 2, 2012

20120502-081036.jpg A happy belated May Day to all! I have been a tad under the weather and a bit off my game. I wrote the post yesterday and completely forgot to mention May Day. I hope your day was a lovely one.

My heart goes out to all of the businesses that were affected by all the violence that occurred in downtown Seattle yesterday. I have not been down to the shops yet, but think we were spared from anything happening in the night. It is a shame that things turned to violence on what should be a joyous day.

Now onto beautiful Spanish Lavender. I put 4 pots of it in front of our First Avenue shop last year. They were teeny tiny little plants. Over the course of the late Spring, they grew considerably, producing stunning dark purple, pineapple-shaped flower heads. They were perfect in the front windows. As the seasons passed, we really did nothing but water them. The plants survived the Winter, actually looking quite lovely with just the silvery green leaves. We were once again treated to the beautiful flowers when the sun started appearing again this Spring. I can not recommend these plants and this variety enough–they are hearty little puppies. They love the sun, are super easy to care for, and make me think of Mediterranean memories.