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We do not live in a grow zone which will over winter lavender . I have always wished to visit a area where they can . Imagine field , with row upon row of lavender ! Imagine that scent !
There is now a wonderful herbal nursery that sells really nice lavender plants and also offers an
over wintering service ! I am seriously thinking of taking them up on this as I've many plants now this year and not the space to provide the true lighting etc. that they require .
Can You imagine picking and having bunches of lavender to bring into the home ! The plants at sage garden herbs , some are many yrs old and huge ! When I walked into the shop for the first time the scent of rosemary & lavender sent me to my ancestral roots of the Mediterranean ☺
My intro to lavender is probably like many , it is often an herb that our grandmothers/ parents would have had at home . My gramma , my mother & now myself always placed scented bars of lavender soap in our drawers to make the clothing smell nice .
My dh does not like lavender because it " smells like old men " his own words lol we both like & are moved very different scents .
Lavender however made the entrance into my life on a personal level when I felt the calling and I do for many herbs, trees , roots etc. Lavender came into my life 10 yrs ago while pregnant with my 6th child ☺ Lavender made this deep smooth transition into healing for me . Lavender is soft , calming , gentle , yet she has this pow effect of strength as well . Leading us into growth , diminishing fear . I tend to grow much during each pregnancy but this was on a very new spiritual level . I was able to say goodbye to the main abuser in my life & the lives of our children for good !
As yrs went by I felt called not only to have lavender in pots and sachets in the drawers but also began wearing this scent . I gradually went into a lavender / orange combo . I just dilute essential oils in water and spritz myself each morning .
I'm thinking come winter though going into a more deep lavender rosemary , but lavender shall always be the base .
Well as You know I am no stranger to eating flowery foods . So why would I not be tempted to eat lavender . One yr. my sil dropped in with an awesome lavender pound cake ! She knew who would really appreciate this ☺
There are so many wonderful recipes out there for the use of lavender
I feel on a roll lately as I am just thrilled to be reading a new book which is totally encouraging me to reach out and use my talents of cooking with flowers etc.
Inspired by my sil I knew I had to try it and got out my fav sugar cookie recipe !
Yes these cookies are scrumptious ! I only make them on Valentines and will take orders . Or you can just give it a go on Your own and follow my recipe ☺
Also do not forget about that ultimate summertime drink Lavender Lemonade !
Ok You had to know I was going to mention the tub lol !
herbal bathing is a must in my life and lavender of course often plays a role in this .
I also make my lavender /rosemary hair oil
Last but not least my personal smudge . This is my fresh yearly smudge I make each august/sept to last me the yr. It always contains lavender . As I let go of the last of my smudge from the year before on the fire , the moon rose over our house at exactly 12am and the scent of lavender on the fire is intoxicating ☺ This may be the ultimate high to smell lavender burning is exotic . Sends me deep within myself , peace within , once again reminded of that calm yet lifts me up to be ever so strong .