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