Wednesday’s Flowers – Fresh Lavender

June 23, 2010

Yay!!  The lavender is finally in bloom.  I think I love lavender almost as much as peonies; it is a flower that has so much to offer.  The smell is so refreshing and healing, the colour is really the prettiest shade of purple and it is really good eye candy.

I have 4 lavender plants growing in my garden, one is old and well established, the other ones are new plantings so they are still not up to their blooming potential.  So, I do not have a plethora of flowers to work with and I did not want to strip all the flowers off the established plant for today’s flowers.  So, I did a little picking from all my herbs.  Just a little bit from each as I want to still have lots to use in cooking and baking.

Here is what I used in the little mini herb bouquets I made:

Lavender, coriander, sage, oh my!  Mixed with parsley, oregano and basil, so pretty!!

Since herbs are so beautiful on their own I wanted to show off the arrangements and not the vases, so I picked three small glass vases to display them in.  In 2 of the vases I made little hand-tied bouquets with the different herbs and in the 3rd vase I placed lavender by itself.  It is so simple and easy to do.

Mixing herbs together really does create a pretty, natural looking arrangement and it smells so good.

Do you grow herbs?  Try using some herbs to pretty up a table or as a fresh bouquet for a friend.  I’m going to smile for the next week when I see these little arrangements.  And I will dry the lavender when I’m done to enjoy it later.




Oh how I love what you did with the lavender and the herbs!! I love lavender and I love herbs but the thought never occured to me to put them together. Genius!


Hi Tina, really beautiful combination!Adore lavender!

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I’ve decided that we will have lavender thrown at us after we are married. much better than bird seed or bubbles.


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