• Lavender fields forever

    by  • May 14, 2011 • Garden

    Spanish lavender, planted 2006

    Spanish lavender, 10 planted 2006, volunteers interplanted as well, in later years

    As you come down the long driveway and round the corner to park, the lavender field is on the right on the bank above the house. This was an old gravel driveway which we changed to widen the curve. Some plants have drip…you can see the hose. Deer do not like lavender, it likes growing on a slope and is one of the most colorful and useful Mediterranean plants for the garden.

    A bonus and a surprise is the volunteer plants that seed themselves. I’ve planted them here and other places in the garden as well.  You can see the smaller plants. Bees and flies of all kinds love lavender and you can easily see them buzzing around madly.


    Sue Langley, a passionate gardener and photographer lives and gardens with her husband and Corgi, Maggie on 7 acres just south of Yosemite, Zone 7 at 3000 feet. She also manages the Flea Market Gardening Facebook page and website.