Saturday, June 13, 2009

Make Mine Munstead

I don't think there is any lavender hybrid that I don't grow in my gardens. I love them all and they love our climate as long as they have good drainage. This is 'Munstead', a smaller variety that is just charming. If you look closely you will see a number of bees in this picture. They seem to love it as much as I do!

7 comments:

vuejardin said...

Your lavender is so gorgeous! I think rosemary and lavender both need good drainage, I have to relocate mine to keep it alive.

Daffodil Planter said...

I was admiring a group of Munsteads this afternoon!

Brooke (CreativeCountryMom) said...

Sheila, that is a great shot. Just beautiful. I have two lavenders, and I think they are both Provence Lavender. They are on my hillside garden w/o much watering. I planted them last spring and they did not bloom. They looked near dead until about 3 weeks ago. Then a few blooms are slowly popping up. I am so happy it came back. We have tough winters here in Indiana. I love them so much. I find I use catmint in much the same way as lavander. Same green/gray coloring and soft purple blooms, but much heartier here. I will watch the two and if they take off I will get more. I will have to try Munstead, it looks like the blooms are bigger too.

Heather said...

I have tried repeatedly to grow lavender in my yard but have so far been unsuccessful. Yours is lovely!

Jan (Thanks For 2 Day) said...

Had it not been for garden blogging, I may not have fallen so in love with lavendar! I planted 3 lavendar plants this spring, for the first time, and just bought 4 more yesterday! Several are Munstead. I'm not sure how well they're going to do...so I have planted them in various locations to see what they like best of all the 'climates'. Even if I just get to enjoy some of them for a season, it will be worth it to me. I will always have lavendar, even if it has to be an annual for me;-)

perennialgardener said...

I love your Lavender 'Munstead', it's a gorgeous variety. I've added the cultivar 'Hidcote' to my garden this summer & hope it survives our wet winter this year.

Msrobin said...

I haven't had much luck with lavender, but I have a tiny little Munstead out there, hoping for better luck this time! Yours are lovely, and I hope to eventually say the same about mine.