Summer has finally arrived this weekend and after a morning spent at the Farmer's Market, I came home to take stock of what's going on in the garden. Everything from my tomato plants to little bean seedlings are finally taking off and the flowers are plentiful. Most exciting for me? My new white lavender, acquired at this year's UBC Perennial sale, is in bloom. I'm a total sucker for lavender and have several plants tucked around the front, back and side gardens. This new white lavender is by far my new favourite, so delicate and lovely and it seems the bees agree.