From my garden: 'Hidcote' Lavender

My favourite variety of my favourite herb, started from seed last year, grown in pots on the balcony for a few months, then transferred to my community garden plot to overwinter and bloom -- I'd hoped -- sometime in June.

It did.  

On the first day of summer last week I cut half the flower stalks for drying. (I left the other half for the bees.)

A dream come true: a little bit of Provence in a section of my garden.