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!