Lavender (a must for every garden)
Posted by Lou on January 02, 1998 at 17:57:04:
In response to Lavender and Lavender Water, written by Mary Collette on January 02, 1998 at 13:18:37
Hi Mary Collette...what a great question. I have to say that I have been gardening for many years and have grown lavender (in the USA). Lavender does not like wet soggy ground, but prefers the ground drier. It also thrives more on neglect than anything else, making it perfect for rock gardens and low hedge type borders. All that is required is that you cut it back every year. The stuff you cut can be dried, leaves and flower heads. Lavender is an herb and can also be used in making teas. I also buy lavender oil, you can get it from Health food stores, bath stores, etc.
Put a few drops in a bath after a tough day, and it will bring you back to sanity. My mother puts a drop every night on her pillow case and swears it gives her a more restful sleep.
There are many varieties and colors of lavender. You can buy it in gallon pots at any horticultural nursery. Just plant it in the spring and it will come back every year, since it is a perennial.
Happy gardening! - Lou
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