I'm not a huge fan of weeding. Nope! It is a gardening task that is necessary but not usually very enjoyable. Ahhhh, but there is one exception to the doledrums of weeding and that is when you need to pull weeds around the lavender plants. Ahhhhhhhhh and I'll say it again, "AHHHHHHHH." My lavender is really fragrant and lovely this year and just being near it is a pleasure no matter what the task at hand might be.
Who would think these tiny lavender flowers could produce such a lovely scent?
I have a tendency to brush against the plants as much as possible while I'm working in the area, just so I can smell like them. hee hee hee!
So delicate! So fragrant. So lovely!
I can always tell when Tango, my big orange cat, has been lying in or near the lavender. He doesn't eat it but he sure smells nice!
Over the next month or so I'm going to show you some really wonderful uses for these fragrant blooms. Uses ranging from potpouri, lingerie sachets, to culinary uses such as lavender ice cream, lavender lemonade...or if you want something just a bit stronger, lavender with lemoncello, lavender cookies...and even cards and crafts using lavender.
I'm heading outside now to cut and get the drying process started. And of course you know I'll come back in the house with my hands smelling of the delicate scent of lavender.