The lavender arrived today from Purple Haze farm in Sequim, Washington, just in time for our lavender-planting celebration this weekend. We have ordered 350 baby plants to place into the area we have been lovingly amending with compost for the past few years. It has transformed from a solid mass of clay into soil which looks rich and fertile. Hopefully our little seedlings will find the nutrients they need to become healthy, vital plants. Lavender is such a fabulous plant. Not only is it beautiful with its royal purple and silver green, but it smells great. It is drought-tolerant, which we treasure here in California. And it is so useful! Used as a disinfectant, a cleaner and a soother, the oil and the buds are a commodity. It also is great in cooking, for crafts and as a decorative bouquet. We have waited a long time to look out from our home to a sea of waving purple blossoms. This is the start of another dream-come-true adventure here at Quicksilver Farm.