Sunday, June 28, 2009

Today's Flowers #46: Lavender

We almost always have lavenders in our garden. When we were in the South of France, many years ago, we had wild lavenders in the hill behind our house. They have less flower buds on the stem but are as fragrant. They are so Provençal.

The fragrant is not mainly from the flowers but from the stem. Just rub fingers against the stem and smell them.

For dry flowers, they should be cut before the flower buds open. But even if you are not using them for dry flowers, all the flower stem should still be cut all the way back, otherwise, they will be too woody next year.

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Maria said...

I came over from Today's flowers to your blog and enjoyed my visit there very much. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photographs!

OldLady said...

Oh, lavender, so modest little flower, but what a lovely smell.
Have a great week!

i beati said...

mine got too hot this year. I love it especially in my pillow cases..sandy

Nikki-ann said...

I can just smell them now :) Beautiful shots.

mkreider said...

My but you take gorgeous photos! The detail of the gull is amazing. Cape Cod is just north of where I and my blog are from, the North Fork of Long Island. I found you through Today's Flowers.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

I was working on a garden that had a big Lavender planting (about 300) last week and you could smell it from quite far away.

Wonderful job on the photos BTW.

SandyCarlson said...

These have a beautiful fragrance.

SquirrelQueen said...

Such a simple little flower and a wonderful scent. I love your photos.

Luiz Santilli Jr said...

Hi Grace and Bradley

Wonderful and delicate post!
Thanks for posting for TODAY'S FLOWERS.


Marie Reed said...

Wonderful! I use the lavender in my garden to make so many things! It even makes a really yummy and fragrant tea cookie ingredient!


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