Sunday, June 29, 2014

Lovely Lavender

 This year's lavender harvest.  A lovely bunch.
 So many uses.  Since I use no chemicals in the garden it is also safe for food use.
 I love the fragrance, and just the thought that this beautiful harvest grew with no care or assistance is amazing.  Just pick the sunniest exposure and stand back.  All I really did was weed around the plants much later this spring than most years.( I have only two plants and one died back to a quarter of it's size last year.)
 I sat and gathered the stems into two bunches.  A long stemmed bunch and the shorter ones.

 I always try to imagine what it would be like to really harvest in a field of lavender. Heaven, I bet.
I save all the little bits for sachets and potpourri.

June is swiftly fading into July.  Get out there and enjoy every moment!


Lynne said...

I think it might be true that Lavender enjoys sunshine and drier rather than wetter . . . TRUE?
I have tried and tried to grow Lavender . . . I think too much shade and lots of moisture are the reasons for my non success . . .
I think I will keep trying though . . . I just thought of a tiny little spot where it might work!
Love the fragrance you are harvesting .Penny . . .

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I love decorating with faux lavender. I think I'm the only person I know who doesn't like the smell of it! Yours looks lovely! And I love that wire basket.
xo Kathy

Barbara Lilian said...

Your lavender is more advanced than mine. Lovely photos you have shown. I have some which I planted this year in pots that I have been able to pick a few stems to dry, but the lavender bed won't be ready to harvest for at least another two weeks, which is good, as my son with his Danish wife are coming to visit this summer and she loves Lavender so I make her a ribbon wand.

Melanie said...

My lavender "bush" which I've had for many years, didn't do so well over this past winter. It's very sparse and only has one bloom!