This is the time of year around our area for garden tours and lavender festivals. With our schedule so far this summer I have not been able to attend anything like that. I decided to take a look at how the lavender was doing in our back garden. It is a little late blooming this year but I took my basket and this is what I found.
Just a little so far ready to cut. Cutting the lavender flowers was therapy for me.
I love the scent and look of lavender.
It makes me think of simpler times.
These are words to a song from the Cumberland Clark Flower Song Book 1929
"Lavender, sweet lavender:
come and buy my lavender,
hide it in your trousseau, lady fair.
Let its lovely fragrance flow
over you from head to toe,
lighting on your eyes, your cheek, your hair"
I will often make lavender wands to use around the house all year.
I don't have time today so I lay it out on the table.
Tie it with cream and green ribbon.
I hang it in my creative space to dry.
It smells and looks wonderful!