Last summer I planted several lavender plants in my herb garden. It isn’t as big as I hoped it would be this year but I was able to cut some of it a couple of weeks ago. It is so fun to be able to go out in my backyard and get clippings of the plants I love. I planted lavender and two kinds of Hydrangea last year, this year I planted a couple of white peonies.
The smell of lavender is just heavenly. I trimmed the plants this evening, hoping they will grow taller instead of bushing out so much, and my husband brought a handful of the clippings in and placed it by our bed. It is supposed to give you peaceful sleep!
I used some of my black and white baker’s twine to tie a few little bundles of the lavender blooms. Can’t go wrong with baker’s twine and I have plenty of it!
This bunch was picked earlier and placed in a vintage bottle filled with water.
There are 39 species of lavender.
Lavender is part of the mint family and is native to the Old World.
Lavender is grown in many ornamental gardens and is also grown commercially to produce lavender essential oil.
Nectar from lavender yields a high-quality honey.
Lavender flowers can be candied and are sometimes used as cake decorations.
Lavender essential oil was used in hospitals during WWI to disinfect the walls and floors.
Lavender flourishes best in dry, sandy or gravelly soil in full sun.
Just a little lavender trivia for you! And another one – every time I typed it I think I spelled it ar instead of er on the end and had to change it. Why does it seem like it should be an ‘a’ instead of an ‘e’?? Maybe I’m just tired??
Do you like lavender? Do you grow it? What uses have you found for it?
facts trivia I found at Wikipedia
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