The lavender is in full bloom now, filling the air with its pungent fragrance. I bought six more to put in the secret garden and in the little nook under the dining room window. I love the deep blue of hidcote lavender. It is an English lavender with small little bells arrayed on a tall spike. I find that when I pick it, it continues to bloom all summer. This week it is perfect for picking. The flowers haven’t fully opened yet.