Lavender Fields

This year's pathetic lavender bouquet

Have I not mentioned how much I love the smell of lavender? I’m semi-obsessed. It never grows here as well as it does further south, so I end up cutting it back every year and bringing the cuttings into my office and my closets and everywhere else. I’ve been most successful in places with great drainage- like along the driveway that has that terrible fill under 1 inch of topsoil.

Terrible soil must be the crucial reason why there are so many lavender fields in France. A very good friend who was just there told me that the smell was incredible and permeated everything.

Yet another reason to head back to France!

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2 Responses to Lavender Fields

  1. Andra says:

    I was lucky enough to spend my Junior Year in college in Southern France…your friend is right. As for the soil–it may be terrible, I dunno for sure, but it produces not only lavender, but also beautiful poppy fields, succulent fruits of all kinds, and grapes! Let’s not forget the grapes! Another trip is definitely in order here. In the name of science, if not Bacchus himself.

  2. kateandgracie says:

    I love Andra’s comment!

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