Hello everybody !
Recently I went to a favourite place of mine, a place I hold dear and where I always love to return to. At this place they grow a plant, a wonderful plant, one of my very favourite. It is a plant of many virtues and uses and one that exhale an exquisite perfume. If I had to escape to a remote island and could only bring a few plants with me, you can be sure that lavender would be on my list !
Cultivated in Fitch Bay in the Eastern townships on Appelgrove’s hillside, Bleu Lavande has a surface of 260 acres out of which 42 of them are exploited to produce lavender. They extract essential oil from about 100,000 plants which serves to elaborate about forty products. When I go I always return home with a few products from their wonderful boutique, like bar soaps, linen water and body cream. This year I also bought two more plants to add to the three others I have. And, of course, I can’t go to Bleu Lavande without taking a few photos
I couldn’t resist capturing this tender moment…
Lavender from my garden
Here I am in the fields of Bleu Lavande
If you are interested in growing lavender here are a few tips :
- Choose a cultivar that is hardy to your region.
- Plant lavender in a very poor soil and never add compost or other fertilizer.
- Plant lavender on a mound to ensure a good drainage.
- In winter, If you don’t have a good cover of snow, add a fair amount of straw to protect the plant from frost.
- Lavender only loves lavender and it won’t do as good with other plants nearby.
Click here to have more tips from Bleu Lavande website.
In my garden, I am awaiting, with great eagerness, the blooming of my gladiolus, with which I hope to make some beautiful photos. And next week I’ll have my family visiting, hopefully I’ll be able to do some portrait sessions !
Wishing you all a great week and a beautiful end of Summer.