Wednesday, 15 August 2012

Lady Lavender - Flower Art Friday

I am a bit of a late bloomer when it comes to loving lavender but I have to say I am smitten with it's beauty and appreciate it's versatility in the garden, the kitchen and the medicine chest.  It's fragrance is easily recognized, being a common ingredient in soaps, lotions, perfumes, sachets and potpourris.

"Here's your sweet lavender, sixteen sprigs a penny
That you'll find, my ladies, will smell as sweet as any."
~Lavender seller's cry, London, England circa 1900

"Best among the good plants for hot, sandy soils
are the ever blessed lavender and rosemary,
delicious old garden bushes that one can hardly dissociate."
~Miss Jekyll, Home and Garden, 1900

I acquired this dwarf variety "Lady Lavender" this last week at a late summer 50% off sale and am looking to find a few of the taller varieties as well.  I really want to make some lavender wands like the lady does in this video tutorial.

Appreciating another good and perfect gift from our Father's bountiful provision
 and linking with LeAnne for . . .


  1. I love lavender! I use it to help me relax or to freshen the air! I have een used it in cooking!

  2. So delicate and so beautiful!

  3. So very pretty! I can't wait for mine to bloom in the garden.

  4. Lavender ♥ My favorite! You've done a great job capturing it!

  5. So so pretty! I want to put some lavender in my garden. Thanks for sharing with us at Flower Art Friday! :)

  6. So lovely. What a great perspective in the first shot. - Perhaps I'll find some Lavender for my garden next year.

  7. These are so pretty that I can't even pick a favorite shot.


  8. What a beautiful collection of lavender photos! I especially love the angle of the first one!

  9. This one is a beautiful pale coloured lavender. I love that lavender is heat tolerant and requires little water.

  10. Gorgeous photos of lavender, Andrea!

  11. I LOVE your photos! :)
    I grow lavender too and have made the lavender wands in the past, they are fun!

  12. I am making a lavender wand! love this!!!


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