Saturday, August 25, 2018

Lavender Lemon Cake

Lavender Lemon Cake, Edible Lavender, Lemon Cake, Lemon Buttercream, Herb Garden
Lavender grows exceptionally well in Colorado, and I see it all over town as landscaping, although, after researching perennials that grow well in Colorado, what I have seen around town might actually be Russian Sage, which looks somewhat similar to lavender.  With its hardy leaves and bright purple flowers that last all summer, it's a pretty and easy plant to maintain.

I finally used the last of my packet of lavender I bought in Palisade a couple years ago, so it was time to grow my own.  Last summer, we planted edible lavender in the corner of our back yard, and while the plant grew substantially in a few months, there were no flowers last year.  This summer, though, it's grown so much more, with its first flowering stalks ready to be cut and dried...