I'm surprised my lavender is doing so well. I've planted it outside before, and it hasn't come back. This variety must be very hardy.
The flash seems to bleach out the nice color--the flowers really ARE lavender-colored!
It seems to like its location, with the bricks nearby to soak up heat, and the garage shielding it from the west winds. Plus, there's an anthill right under it--I'm thinking that's good for the root system.