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.