Saturday, May 14, 2011

Lavender Blue

Originally published May 16, 2010
************
I'm joining Chari for her weekly meme Sunday Favorites over at Happy To Design with this post from this week last year.  The lavender is blooming again right on schedule, as are the Lady Banks roses.

Here are some pictures of my "lavender blue" taken in my garden.


Pruning lavender hard helps promote new growth and rebloom, so I took my
clippers and did a job on a few of the many lavender plants that line the driveway.

Lavender makes wonderful sachet and helps ward off scorpions!  I also hang bundles in the laundry room and in the closets.  There is something so special about the memories that flood over me when I open a drawer with lavender sachet.  It always speaks very softly and says, "Grandma's house."

I brought in a couple of bundles to check, not ready yet for making sachet, but soon!

Thanks for coming by to visit.
Originally linked to:

25 comments:

  1. Looks like you have a large number of lilacs, just beautiful. The scent is so memorizing. Beautiful pics too.
    Ann

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oops!! I meant lavendar---silly me.
    Ann

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love lavender! Not only is it beautiful to view, but it's wonderful to smell. It just engages all of the senses. And so very French!

    My Blue Monday offering is French, too. :-)

    Speaking of which...

    Happy Blue Monday!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Your lavender is a perfect Blue Monday offering. Lavender is one of my favorite fragrances. My little clump of lavender in our herb garden is in bloom. I guess I should have cut it back after the winter. I'll remember to do that next year. Your lavender is so beautiful! Actually everything in your garden is fantastic. I love to come visit The Little round Table! ~ Sarah

    ReplyDelete
  5. Oh I am so jealous! I love lavender but have never grown it! Not sure if we can even grow them in our climate here in SC and the clay. Yours are just beautiful! Love the smell of lavender!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your lavender is just beautiful. Great pictures also of the Lady Banks.
    Molly

    ReplyDelete
  7. Now I know what to do with my lavender "blue"!!!!
    Love the music, a delightful post!!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh how beautiful the lavender and the yellow flowers are ...

    ReplyDelete
  9. Lavender is just plain yummy!

    Here in California it can be pruned numerous times during the growing season for re-bloom, doesn't mind our heavy adobe clay soil, needs little water once established and bugs and deer don't like it at all. The perfect plant.

    Ann - my pet peeve with this blog format is that you can't go back in and edit comments. Sometimes my fingers just don't connect with what my brain is transmitting and my spelling is just plain bad. Maybe someday they'll realize that our minds and fingers need a little editing gadget!

    Thanks to all of you for your lovely comments!

    Candy

    ReplyDelete
  10. I remember Burl Ives and Lavender Blue. It was nice to hear it again. And I think your lavender is a lovely choice for Blue Monday. Today is my first time to play along with this blue party and I went with blue dishes.

    Do you just sew little bags for your lavender flower heads to make the sachets? My great-grandmother always had those in her dresser drawers and the fragrance brings back wonderful memories to me.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Candy, your lavender is stunning, beautiful photos. I have one little bush, hope I get some blooms too.
    All the best - Jan

    ReplyDelete
  12. What beautiful photos!!!
    Happy BM..Luna

    ReplyDelete
  13. I remember the song and the singer; I also remember MOST of the words! Happy Blue Monday, Candy.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow they are pretty flowers. Happy blue Monday.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh heaven! Your blue makes my heart go pitter pat. Well done!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I love lavender. Yours is so pretty. Thankfully here in PA we don't have to worry about scorpions!
    Becky K.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Such a beautiful post!! The colors are gorgeous!!
    Debbie

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thanks for coming by for another Blue Monday! A special "Hi!" to Blue Monday's hostess Smiling Sally too. :-)

    Becky, over the years I have sewn little bags from all sorts of cloth, but a few ways that are quick and easy:

    BABY sox - they work great!

    A simple square of cloth tied with a pretty ribbon.

    And my newest favorite is a little off white cotton bag thingy that Wisteria includes with every order to hold your invoice. Comes with a draw string and is perfect!

    I find that I refurbish or add more sachet if they are simple things rather than something that is too precious on its own. Empty the baby sock or shake out the little piece of cloth, add fresh sachet and you are done!

    Thanks for all your lovely comments, please stop by again to visit!

    Candy

    ReplyDelete
  19. They are very stunning, im sure you place smells like lavender right now. great shot, happy Blur monday!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Lavender is one of my favorites, too! Beautiful pics... Karen

    ReplyDelete
  21. Thank you both for stopping by. With all our winter rain this year, the lavender is just beautiful.

    Candy

    More rose images for this week can be seen at this link:
    This Week In My Garden: Roses and The Silly Kildeer

    ReplyDelete
  22. Your lilacs are just beautiful! I love your post and the smell of lilacs too. Your photos are great! Thanks for sharing. I'm at Chari's, Sunday Favorites.
    Hugs
    FABBY

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi Candy...

    My friend, I am sooo envious! I have wanted to grow lavender for some time now. I really do need to just get a few plants at the store and see how they will do in our area! I can just imagine the aroma! Your Lady Banks roses are gorgeous as well! Oooh...I bet it smelled just heavenly at your place while these pretties were blooming! Thank you so much for sharing this sweet post with us for the Sunday Favorites party today! Beautiful photos...by the way!

    Have a super Sunday, my friend!
    Chari

    ReplyDelete
  24. If only we could grow lavender easily here! Your crop is super!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thanks for stopping by to see my lavender! This year's crop is just about beaten to the ground after this weekend's rain and hail, but it is pretty sturdy stuff and I'm hoping we'll get some sun today to perk it up. :-)

    Candy

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your lovely comments.

Related Posts with Thumbnails