Caring for Lavender / all about lavender
30 of the Best Ways to Use Lavender
What's not to love about lavender? It's low maintenance and drought-tolerant, once established. It attracts bees and butterflies but is deer- and rabbit-resistant. It can be used in cosmetics, medicine, and cuisine. And the beloved fragrance, prized for millennia, is refreshing, clean, and very soothing. David Salman of High Country Gardens (highcountrygardens.com) grows this Mediterranean herb at his nursery in Santa Fe. TIP: Enjoy the fragrance of lavender year-round by drying this beloved...
How to Plant, Grow and Care for Lavender
How to Prune Lavender - Cut back in Late Winter or early spring as close as possible to old wood without cutting into the old wood; leave a few healthy leaves above the brown stems (plants won't produce new shoots from old wood). In Late Summer after flowering, remove all the old flowerheads to prevent plant from using energy to make unwanted seed.
Make Your Own Lavender Bath Bombs
Make Your Own Lavender Bath Bombs. Make bath and shower time fabulous and sweet smelling with these easy to make, pretty little DIY Lavender Bath Bombs. Use them to pamper yourself or give these homemade bath fizzies as gifts for teachers, Mothers Day, Christmas stocking stuffers and more!
Lavender leaves-- An easy homemade floral water can be made by very gently simmering Lavender leaves and/or flowers in water for an hour then allowing to cool and straining off the plant material before bottling up. This is not the same thing as a Lavender hydrosol, though it can be used in the same ways such as a linen/room spray.
10 Things to Make With Lavender
Have a bountiful crop of lavender from your garden, local farmer's market or a trip to a lavender farm, but not sure what to do with it? Here are 10 useful and pretty things that you can make with that beautiful lavender so you can continue to enjoy it for months to come! Want even more lavender ideas? For a very limited time, you can grab the Herb & Essential Oils Super Bundle which includes
Gardening, Herbs, Flowers, and Plants information on growing, history, folklore, and DIY ideas
I love lavender! Who doesn't? It's a plant with such a unique history that I dare say few other plants could even come close to. The Lavender Plant has been found throughout the past 2000+ years in various documented and folklore stories. It is a flowering plant in the mint family which is known for its beauty, its sweet floral fragrance and multiple uses. Lavender has been referred to as spiknard in Greece and India, and also in the Bible. The scent of Lavender is symbolized as