Thursday, June 3, 2010

Larkspur in the Herb Garden

We get so blase about things when we see them year after year. If you haven't seen the Larkspur in the Herb Garden, it's definitely worth a trip. They are cleverly using roses as companion plants so that when the Larksput finishes there's something going on.

Of course I jest. The Larkspur has been reseeding itself here for many years and there are plans for removing it. Someday. It is pretty though. I expect it doesn't do the roses much good to live in the shade, but I bet they'll survive. Most of them.

The bonus for visiting the Herb Garden this week is the Lavender Collection, a serpentine drifting bed on the east side of the garden. They are varied, beautiful, and near peak bloom. This afternoon with the beating sun, the heat, and the humidity, the fragrance was overwhelming.

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