My friends, Kim and Nora, from Abernathy and Spencer Greenhouses and Nursery stopped by this morning to take some cuttings from various lavender plants that they will start, grow and eventually sell there. They did this last year and now have some different varieties, from my plants, that they are selling this year. Making cuttings from a plant is the most reliable way to propagate lavender and I am so pleased that Abernathy and Spencer Greenhouses and Nursery find my collection of lavender plants intriguing enough to take cuttings from. They have selected cuttings from some of my favorite varieties like "Betty's Blue," "Mitchum Gray" and "Royal Purple,"" among others, so if you see some pretty lavenders there with names that are just as pretty, chances are they started out in my garden.
|I think these rose hips, rose petals, pussy willow catkins and mountain mint leaves left to dry in plain cardboard boxes make a colorful display just this way!|
This side parterre-bed in the knot garden boasts all sorts of flowers and herbs that can be collected and dried from globe-amaranth to baby's breath. Lately, I've been collecting the colorful stalks of Chinese lanterns with their bright green to deep orange lantern-shaped husks.