How to care for lavender - in brief

care

If we wished to sum up the cultivation of lavender in a single word, then perhaps simplicity would be the most fitting attribute. Lavender is one of the most easily cultivatable and versatile medicinal and spice plant! Since it is perennial, we simply plant it and it blossoms faithfully for 10-15 years!

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Is lavender a harmful furrow-weed?

weed

It sounds incredible when you first hear it, but in Australia lavender has been declared a harmful furrow-weed since 1920!

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The time of lavender harvest – when should we reap lavender?

harvest time

According to cultivators one of the most difficult questions is to decide when we should harvest lavenders, but there are some basic factors:

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Village home in French style

frencz village

Provence, lavenders, French village life. All of this is just a wishful dream for most people. Our hosts, however, decided to make this a reality on their gardening plot with a Mediterranean climate.

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Extraordinary lavender bags from Provence

lavender bags

In the following programme we introduce special lavender “bags” from Provence. The captions assist in identifying the various rooms: bathroom, bedroom, toilet, etc. It is available on-line at the Ho! Bouquet de Lavande lavender farm. Lavender fragrance bags that can be suspended from the window knob.

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Lavender & Rose heart shaped wreaths

heart shaped wreath

Lavender and rose complement each other extraordinarily. Both plants appreciate dry and sunny places and limy soil. If lavender is planted around roses it drives the plant-louse away, thus they are excellent complementary plants.

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Extraordinary lavender wreaths

special wreath

Outstanding wreaths, more than beautiful. In our programme we selected from the wreaths available in assembled forms.

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Purple lilac (seringa) wreath - Wreath for door

lilac wreath

I prepared the wreath base from cut down grape vines. At first I soaked it, then I stretched it on my knees a bit, so it won’t brake if I bend it and I coiled 2-3 vines round and round nicely one after the other. Other than this only flower tying wire and about 20-25 pieces of lilac are needed.

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How to Make Lavender Wreath - Tutorial

Wreath

After the lavender harvest we returned home with a huge bouquet of lavender with the distinct objective of making a lavender wreath of it on that same afternoon.

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Making a Lavender Wreath

lavender wreath video

I believe, a video speaks more than a thousand words, so let the motions speak instead of us now.
In the following video you can track the preparation of the lavender wreath seen in the photo above, step by step, of which later can be an ornamental door adornment and natural room fragrance, or a heart-warming present.

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