KayBellKnitter is making a life worthy of her talents
I swung into a local nursery on Saturday afternoon, on my way home after running some errands. Right at the very front of their display of plants were 4-inch lavender starts for $1.99 apiece. There were a bunch of different varieties, including the one I already knew that I wanted, the English lavender called Hidcote. I figure I can’t go wrong, for this price.
A few days before, I had walked along the fence where I intend to plant my garden, and gotten a rough idea of how many plants I will need. And I was meaning to read a book on lavender gardening that I bought a couple of years ago. And I was intending to drive out to a fancy-schmancy nursery, really make a day of it just to make this purchase.
But on Saturday, I realized that I was probably waaay overthinking the whole lavender planting thing. I mean, they’re PLANTS, I have the perfect sunny spot for them, they will GROW. So, impulsively, I swung into the utilitarian-looking local nursery that I’ve driven past a million times before and always ignored. Purchased six Hidcote lavender starts. I got some tomato starts while I was there, too, ‘cause there’s nothing like fresh tomatoes in summertime!
Now, the lavender starts are sitting on my patio, waiting to be planted. It’s pouring rain, so they will just have to be patient for a day or two.