Since I last updated, my Odessa Calla Lilies are blooming. The bulbs were a birthday gift from my husband, and I planted them in a pot in early September. They are now blooming in a hauntingly beautiful shade of black/dark purple.
Earlier this month I was in Pennsylvania. While I was there, I visited Peace Valley Lavender Farm. What a wonderful place! Lavender everywhere! And an adorable gift shop full of products made with their home grown lavender.
Upon my return to California, I was so inspired, I went right out and bought 6 more lavender plants, (1 Provence; Lavandula x intermedia, 1 Lavandin Grosso; 3 ‘Hidcote’; Lavandula angustifolia, and 1 Lavender Lady English). You can imagine how great it smells when I water in my small patio area. Its already full of fragrance with all the different herbs, and with the added abundance of lavender… Ah! You can just imagine. I don’t expect the new lavender to bloom anytime soon, however; as it’s Fall and not the time for lavender blooms, but the foliage is highly fragrant. Hopefully, they will last the Winter and boom in the Spring.