Lots of lavender
While driving on a nearby residential street one could not help do a double take of the extended splash of blue on this family's front lawn. I stopped and spoke with the owner. The small ones are English lavender of some variety and there were some larger ones just now coming into bloom. I was shocked to know that all the small ones had been planted just last spring 2013 and all had survived this past incredibly cold winter. And given that they are next to a busy thoroughfare and sidewalk which are both heavily salted each winter makes their survival even more impressive.