Your Daily Dose of Natural Beauty, courtesy Advertiser Zenith Holland Nursery – AMAZING pollinator caught on the job:
This busy bee is hard at work visiting the blooms of a Spanish Lavender plant. Caught on camera at Des Moines’ Zenith Holland Nursery, the industrious insect can’t resist the allure of these fragrant herbs. If you are looking to attract more pollinators in your garden, Spanish Lavender is a wonderful choice for sunny spots with good drainage. Spanish Lavender is drought resistant and will bloom throughout summer with little need for watering. A light pruning back in early spring as the new blooming begins will encourage clean growth. At the end of summer or early fall, trim the plants back to about an inch above the wood, and your plants should winter over nicely.
Also a popular choice to attract butterflies, Spanish Lavender are a multi purpose plant which can be used in cooking, and household care. The silvery leaves yield aromatic and essential oils which are used in homeopathy and aromatherapy as calming agents. Seeds from the blooms are often used in sachets which will deter moths or pests when placed in closest or clothing storage. As a cooking ingredient, you will find them in herb rubs for meats and as a unique flavoring for sweets and desserts such as ice creams or shortbread cookies.
With so much to offer its easy to see why Spanish Lavender is irresistible to our flying friends and fellow gardeners alike, why not give it a try this year?
ABOUT OUR SPONSOR
This “Daily Dose of Natural Beauty” is brought to you by Zenith Holland Nursery, thanking you and the South King County community for your continuing support.
As a designated “Essential Business” member of the Food and Agriculture sector, Zenith Holland Nursery is operating daily offering a broad selection of edibles including fruits and cool season vegetable starts that can be planted now. Owner/Operator Lyn Robinson and her husband are on site daily to assist customers with their horticultural needs, while other staff remain safely at home.
If you are one of the many folks who would like to seize your stay-at-home time to plant a Victory garden, Zenith Holland can help. They are a local resource for seeds, soil and fertilizer. While practicing social distancing measures on site, they can also answer questions or orders by phone.
Established in 1907, Zenith Holland Nursery is proud to be the oldest continually operating business in Des Moines. They specialize in growing and providing quality plants ranging from hardy perennials to culinary herbs, colorful annuals, sedums, ground covers and hanging baskets. The nursery sits on just over an acre of land with eleven greenhouses.
Zenith Holland is located just south of downtown Des Moines at 23260 Marine View Drive South (map below).
Their current hours are:
- Monday through Sunday from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. so you can shop small, shop local, shop essential.
Zenith Holland Nursery
23260 Marine View Drive South
Des Moines, WA 98198
Phone: (206) 878-7002
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