Friday, February 09, 2007

LAVENDER IN JANUARY.

This is especially for Nature Girl in Canada and anyone else under heavy snow at the moment. The one on the left was a diddy-little self seeded bit last Spring and it's busy making its flowers for this year. The beautiful French lavender on the right I think has been grown in Holland and imported. I've left it in its pot so that I can move it around, according to the weather.

And while blogger isn't playing up this morning, here's another beautiful plant given me by a dear friend for my birthday recently. Its vibrant yellow brings a real dash of sunshine under the pergola.

Anyone know what it is? It's leaves are papery and used a lot in dried flower arrangements, I think. I'm not very good at plant names and even when I do discover the Latin names, I forget them.

There's that creeping, evergreen pink daisy plant in the background - aptenia cordifolia. I refer to it so often, this name has stuck.





4 comments:

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Lavender pretty! I have french lavender too and just popped it in the ground in my south facing border. So far it has survived night frosts and snow.

BTW I've linked to your blog, hope you don't mind.

ladyluz said...

Hi Yolanda. I don't mind the link at all, and will reciprocate. It's always interesting to see what other people are doing in different parts of the world.

Your garden looks very inviting.

green thumb said...

Wonderful stuff,great photos.I'm already hooked.And so I'll visit very often.

MrBrownThumb said...

Hi ladyluz,

I'm so jealous of your lavendar in January.