Wow, what a brutal winter. Believe it or not April was the worst. No “April Showers Bring May Flowers “here. Needless to say all the snow melted and the Lavender bushes looked beautiful, as well as the rest of the herbs. Then it snowed, rained, sleeted etc. recovering and freezing everything. Fast forward to now and they are all struggling. The picture below was taken just one month ago on one of our walks to the lake.
I lost 3 of the twelve lavender bushes I planted last year. They are called Fred Boutin and they are great for making lavender wands from the long stems. Most of the remaining bushes are struggling and one looks magnificent. The Lemon Thyme looks beautiful as well. There is a home and greenhouse full of starters just waiting to get home in the soil. One thing Mother Earth teaches us is patience, and I am so lacking in that category.😉
So if you are lucky enough to be in a warm climate and are in full planting mode, count your Blessings. If your in a Northern Climate hang in there, we are almost there. And as always, take time to “ Get Lost In Nature”