Growing Lavender: Part II

Hey guys!

It's been over a week since we planted our lavender and it's growing right along!  New blossoms are poking through every day and it smells SO good.  But I'll be honest - we didn't get off to the best start ...

In the first few days, it was actually looking pretty limp.  I put the pot just outside our front door thinking it would get sunlight there.  But I was totally wrong!  Once I realized what was happening, I moved it into a sunny patch in our front yard.  It perked right up and has been looking healthy and happy ever since!

This week, I bought a little watering can.  I only water the lavender every few days, but during the in-between times, I leave the can outside so Lu can pretend to water it all by herself.  It always makes her smile and I love that she has such a big heart!

On a related note, I once read that plants need affection just like people.  I have no idea if it's actually true, but I'm a firm believer that every little thing needs love.  So every morning, I take Lu out to say hello to our lavender.  And every evening, we say good night!  Luna LOVES doing this!  After a week, she now stands by the door just WAITING to see it!  And as soon as I let her out, she waves and toddles over to it.  At almost a year old, she does A LOT of adorable things but this has to be one of my favorites!

I'll be posting another update in a few weeks.   Hopefully our little plant will be a lot bigger by then!  Actually, we might have to invest in a bigger pot soon if that happens!  Once it fully blooms, I'm planning to make lavender sugar and maybe a few other fun things ... maybe a lavender crown?   Or lavender satchels to tuck into our dresser drawers?  I'll make sure to post about it so stay tuned if you're interested! 

Until next time,

Lace & Lu