Tuesday, July 11, 2006
This year I vowed to actually use my lavender for something rather than just having it dry up on the plants and get tossed into the compost pile. Last year at my Master Gardener's Perenninal group, a woman gave a talk on lavender and its many uses. To augment the talk, the refresments were lavender lemonade, lavender shortbread, lavender scones, etc. Yum. There are some great recipes here. I'm not sure what variety these plants are, so I'm hesitent to use them for eating (some lavender oils aren't good for you), so I'm planning on making sachets, etc. with them. In any case, they are making the garage smell wonderful while they're drying!
Here's the lavender bed prior to it's haircut.
It's now been shorn.
Look at all the lovely flowers I have to use!