I harvested half of our lavender (Grosso) this morning, and left the other half for the bees, for now.
I was just at the garden center in search of more dill, because ours is not doing well, and I was hoping to have some good fresh seeds to make refrigerator pickles when the cucumbers start coming. Their dill was as sad as what we already have, but they did have a ton of "herbs" on sale and looking for a home, including a few perennials that surprised me - catmint, Russian sage, and lavender- because I think of them more as border plants than herbs. All three grow really fast to be a couple of feet tall and wide, and produce various spectacular purple blooms. For under $10, you could get one of each and have big, beautiful plants next year. I bought the lavender above in a wee 4-inch pot last year, and now it's ten times the size.