Early in the morning, I spent some time in my garden harvesting lavender stems. This is one of the most singularly satisfying gardening exercises I know, it is pleasing to the senses in every way.
Lavender is such a beautiful, soothing fragrance. I love that as you carefully cut the stems, the aroma of the lavender wafts up to you with all its soothing tones. The beauty of the short shrub causes you to bend, to get close. There are here and there new buds forming, so I took my time – enjoying the selecting process.
When I was done, I did not quite want to leave this experience. So I set myself a light tea of Chamomile and Lavender, took out my Martha Stewart Gardening book – a much used resource – to read what she shared on lavender, I found this lovely section on drying flowers.
Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul. Luther Burbank
I grow plants for many reasons: to please my eye or to please my soul, to challenge the elements or to challenge my patience, for novelty for nostalgia, but mostly for the joy of seeing them grow. David Hobson
A great article on the Benefits of Lavender
I am sharing this post with these Delightsome blog parties:
Tea Time Tuesday at Rose Chintz Cottage
Tea Cup Tuesday~ Artful Affirmations
Tea Cup Tuesday ~Martha’s Favorites