Thursday, July 27, 2006

A Lavender Excursion II

Our last stop was Cedarbrook Lavender & Herb Farm in Sequim, Washington. Lavender for cutting but also gardens around the farmhouse with many lavender varieties and herbs mixed in. Above, taken from a lower path in front of the house so that's why the bee's eye view. As herbs grow as they like, the paths redirected around large, old lavenders. My type of garden - self-changing paths like the moving stairs of Harry Potter. Guess we have that in the garden, but they just move at a plant's pace. Of course, you know what happens when you walk down skinny paths among the herbs. Abundant aromas all around!
Flowerpot bread at the Petals Restaurant which also uses the herbs only steps away. Yea, a little cute, but also good.From our table, we had a show by the bees and birds out for their evening hunt in and under the plants in this border. For me, there couldn't have been a finer spot after a day of lavender and gardens.

3 comments:

Allotment No 21 said...

Lovely pictures. In the UK most gardens are brown and frying in all the heat which is very strange. The lavender is about the only plant in my garden that has survived.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

The flowerpot bread is way cute! I'm drooling over all of the lavender--I simply must plant more myself. And those cardoons... looking up at them from the path below, they look even more fearsome. :) Thanks for "taking us along" on the tour!

Gotta Garden said...

I am so enjoying your blog! Love these pictures! Washington is so gorgeous! Lavender.....it looks so happy there! Thanks for taking us along!