Lavender! And Home Depot Clearance Sale On Plants
I have now filled in the area between my rose bushes along one of the rows in my garden. It's behind the thyme, so it should look lovely when everything fills in next year. I'm so happy. It smells sooo good. I picked up Munstead, Hicote, Provence, and some Unnamed Lavender. I'll see how each type does over the winter. I'm in Zone 4, so I'm going to cover them really well this fall, to help them make it through the winter. I have some other lavender that has done okay, though it's much smaller than the plants I picked up today. I usually cover them with leaves in the fall, and so far they've survived.
I love lavender, and there's just so many different things you can do with it, and I thought you'd all appreciate the heads up about the clearance sale.
EDIT: Someone just informed me that this is not a company-wide sale, which is unfortunate. Apparently the Home Depot by them does not mark their plants down. So you might want to call ahead before driving out to check with your Home Depot about whether or not their plants are on clearance. Sorry to get anyone's hopes up. >.<
EDIT EDIT: I also have done some googling on the various different lavenders I picked up, and apparently the Provence lavender does not overwinter in zone 4. So I'll either bring it in this fall, or I'll mulch it and cover it with burlap and mulch it some more, and simply wait and see if it survives. The others I'll simply mulch well, as I'm fairly confident they're hardy enough to make it through our winters here.