It's Lavender After All

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I previously wrote about walking pass either a lilac or lavender bush during one of my after school walks in the park with my daughters in this post. There was a small area along the trail that was filled with a very pleasant sweet fragrance in the air. I came back a few days later (didn't have the camera with me that day) to take a picture of the flower so I can take it to a nursery store and hopefully buy the same bush to plant in my garden. Here's the bush at park:


It's not an attractive looking bush at all. I wasn't quite convinced that the fragrance came from that bush when my daughter pointed to it and said the smell came from it. If you look at the picture below carefully, you can see some dried lavender flowers to the right.

When I went back to take these pictures, there was no more sweet fragrance coming from the bush. As a matter of fact, there wasn't much lavender flowers left except for a few dried ones. Below is the picture I took when the flower was in bloom:


I showed the flower to one of the nursery store employees and asked if it was lavender and he said yes. Little did I know that there are actually a variety of lavender plants. I bought this pot that day.

I chose this lavender variety because the flowers smelled a lot sweeter than all the other varieties at the store. The small purple lavender blooms look almost the same as the one from the park. It's been so windy for the past two weeks that the pot was knocked over almost everyday. I don't want to stick in my garden soil yet because I'm worried that it might not make it. I hope the weather gets better as we summer approaches so I can plant my lavender bush.




22 comments:

Gwei Mui said...

Hope your plants thrive. There is nothing quite like the smell of fresh lavender. It reminds me of my grandmother.

ModernMom said...

Oh that is a great way to pick a plant you like! i might have to copy this idea:)

Rita said...

I love lavender fragrance. Wish I can have a pot here...

CVmom said...

What a great idea, can't believe I never thought about taking a picture of a flower and taking it to a nursery and ask if they have it. Much better than trying to describe the flower and than confuse the heck out of people.

Wendy said...

Wonderful! Think of all the things you'll be able to do with the flowers too.

I've found lavender to be extremely tough. I've moved my lavendar to a new spot each year for about 4 years now - butchered it each year. They are soooo easy. And the fragrance is really nice.

Buckeroomama said...

I love the smell of lavender! I wish I have a garden. I wish I have a garden. I wish...

Mei Teng said...

Nice to be able to grow lavender in a pot in your own home.

Veronica Lee said...

Nothing beats the sweet scent of lavender. Too bad lavender doesn't grow in out part of the world.

Happy Wednesday,Rosebelle!

KN said...

I can't believe that bush is a lavender bush. I wouldn't have pinpoint the source if I were walking in that area. Your daughter did a good job!

Alicia said...

I'm glad you got that figured out! You are going to love smelling that everyday!!

*Mom's Best Bets said...

I use lavender all of the time-makes the best lemomnade-thanks for visiting me!

Lazy Pineapple said...

wow..you can keep some flowers in your clothes and they will smell super..

Hope the plant survives and thrives :)

Joey @ Big Teeth and Clouds said...

You can pick some and dry it (hanging upside down) to enjoy that fragrance year round!

Mr. Stupid said...

Lavender is sweet smelling. Glad you got it home. Nice pictures...:)

AVCr8teur said...

I see some buds and hope it will sprout some sweet smelling flowers for you. Keep us updated...

Cheryl said...

I don't know as if I have ever smelled lavendar or even have seen a lavendar bush. Its very unique. I enjoyed reading of how you tracked down the smell and the bush with your daughters and learned what it was. Good detective work and hope you have a big, beautiful plant one day!

Gina F said...

I love the smell of lavendar. I think I might go plant some in my garden now. Thanks for the tip on how you found it. (Peace, Love & Happiness) :)

Gina
motherof1princessand2princes.blogspot.com

Autumn Belle said...

The leaves look like they have hairs on it. These really look like the fake ones I have in my vase. I have never seen such beautiful real lavender plants in the lowlands of Malaysia. The floral fragrance must be invigoratingly fresh.

nice A said...

The leaf of the lavender you bought is so pretty. I'm imagining the fragrance it may offer if I grow it in my own garden. I really love ornamental plants. They set my stress off at the end of a long day. Thanks for introducing to me that kind of beautiful plant. I'm now curious to see it myself.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Rosebelle, there is a large Lilac plant where I park my car and past two weeks getting its lovely scent.
I love the scent of Lavender but only if we visit our gardens or parks where they have it.
Nice pics you have here.
Have fun and keep well, Lee.

foongpc said...

Oh! I don't even know that's a lavendar plant if you don't tell me! Haha!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Lavender is so fragrant! I have one plant on my balcony, but it looks very different to yours...

Cheers,

Rosa