Backyard Lavender Festival

I didn’t make it to the Lavender Festival this year, but I do have several varieties of lavender in my garden, so I decided to have my own.

I picked a small bouquet but left most intact for the bees to enjoy.

We were both happy.

Still, there’s nothing quite like seeing fields of lavender so here are a few pictures from last year’s festival in Sequim.

That will do for now,

~ Susanne

25 Comments on “Backyard Lavender Festival

  1. Your lavender is beautiful. Thank you for sharing! I always manage to kill mine some how. I’ll get it eventually.

  2. I love these photos – it’s the closest I can bear to get to lavender! One of the tiny percentage of humans whose brains interpret the scents and tastes of things like lavender and cilantro as strongly scented soapy something or other. Very odd, indeed, but it’s really a thing with some folks. So I just enjoy all these varied shades of my favorite color, purple, in gorgeous photography, such as yours, or the plein air paintings done by artists visiting the lavender farms and festivals here in the Willamette Valley. And thank you for supporting your local bee population, one of the two most important insects, the other being butterflies which I hear also love lavender!

    • Thank you! I love the Lavender Festival in Sequim with so many beautiful lavender farms. But I also enjoy having some lavender in my backyard, and the bees appreciate it too!

  3. Beautiful can only touch the surface! I tried to plant lavender but like so many plants, my wicked evil walnut trees poisoned it…

    • Thanks so much for your comment! I love lavender and I’m happy they grow in my garden. πŸ™‚ Sorry about your walnut trees! I didn’t know they were evil! πŸ˜‰

  4. What a lovely idea to have your own little lavender festival! Your photos are beautiful, especially the ones featuring bees 🐝🐝

  5. The bees love lavender so much, it is great to have some planted in your garden. We have some at the front of the house, and it is always full of bees.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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