This has been the year of the lavender. Various plants started blooming back in June (see this photo with links from our lavender farm visits last year also) and most kept some blooms going all summer. This photo, above, is from Oct. 13. I did trim flowers from the plants a lot this year. I think it was the cooler summer weather, though. Whatever it was, I hope it happens again.
I am happy to report that the Munstead lavender plants I started from seed last year bloomed a lot this year. Someone gave me the seeds. Otherwise I wouldn't have thought to try lavender from seed.
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