Friday, August 21, 2009

Out of the Blue

The other day I went out to stroll around in the backyard in SJC when I was surprised to see this single lavender that had expired. really expired. As you can see it was between two healthy roses and not far away from another lavender of the same kind that is thriving. Cases like this when a plant just ups and dies quickly for no apparent reason are always a mystery. It requires a little investigation at least. My guess is that the soil was too wet in that spot. The area had in-ground sprinklers that change continually how and where the water hits and is channeled due to the changing and growing shrubs in the bed. About the only thing that will kill lavender in our area is too much water as they hate wet feet.

3 comments:

nancybond said...

Sounds like a reasonable explanation, but a shame, just the same.

Bangchik and Kakdah said...

Most plants react negatively towards prolonged soaking.... unless they are aquatic. Sad to see an early exit.
~bangchik

lynn'sgarden said...

Your roses look excellent, though, Sheila. No signs of aphids..like mine! Will you replace with another lavendar?