Re: [gardeners] Plants, plants, plants

George Shirley (
Fri, 15 May 1998 20:43:06

At 05:46 PM 5/15/98 -0700, you wrote:
>On Fri, 15 May 1998, George Shirley wrote:
>> a large herb sale. I already know they have Spanish Lavender, one of the
>> plants I've been wanting, so guess I had better take the check book.
>We've got a big planting (perhaps 30" high and wide, and 4 ft long) of
>Spanish lavender in the parking lot at the nursery.  It's a real
>stopper...  everytime I see someone coming toward me pointing out the
>front window, I just say, "that big grey plant with purple flowers?
>Spanish lavender, out in the herb section."  ....  ;-)  What I especially
>appreciate about it is that it's not nearly as overpowering as say,
>Munstead or French lavender.
>Kay Lancaster
>just west of Portland, OR; USDA zone 8 (polarfleece)
Whoa, didn't realize it would get that big! Better find a good place for a
permanent planting. I'm glad you like it Kay, that recommendation is better
than just reading about it in a book. Now, how big does French Lavender
get? I've got a plant about 12 inches tall at the moment. What I'm really
pleased with is my Tricolor Sage, it has doubled in size since I bought it,
it's prettier than regular sage but smells and tastes the same.

George M. Shirley, USDA Zone 9b, Southwest Louisiana
Gardener, Cook, Putter-By, SF fan.