After the slow start, the whole spring season seemed compressed and really flew by. I can't believe we're at our plant sale already. Although we're out of a number of varieties we still have quite a good selection. Perennials are buy 3, get one free (mix and match.) Annuals are half off.
It's official- this winter was really, really hard on lavenders. We've been out of lavender plants for a month, and that never happened so early before. I've heard various explanations. I think the windy, sub-zero weather at the beginning of the year, along with no snow cover, dried plants out. And plants like lavender, that holds its foliage, would dry out quickly.
With all the wet weather and muddy conditions, our garden work was also slow this spring. Now I think things are finally in pretty good shape. I'm starting to dry culinary herbs and also flowers like yarrow.