Lovin' the Lavender

One of my favorite scents is lavender and with spring planting upon us, I turned to the Lavender Lover's Handbook, for inspiration. Lavender not only smells intoxicating, the flowers are gorgeous, and it can be used in a variety of recipes. From flower arranging to wreath making to cooking, this book provides the information needed to utilize lavender in many ways and in a variety of forms. The author also describes the different varieties of lavender, as well as how to grow and maintain them in abundance. The author should know, she has a 5-acre farm in Oregon with some 5000 lavender plants. It is open to the public and has the romantic name of Lavender at Stonegate. The library owns several other books on lavender, like Lavender : the grower's guide and Lavender : how to grow and use the fragrant herb I also have just heard about the Michigan Lavender Festival in Armada that takes place in July! A rewarding summer sipping sweet lavender lemonade!

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For the Michigan lavendar lovers there's the Lavendar Festival in July! The event features "over 100 Michigan artists, craftspeople and local area farms. Festival highlights include lavender workshops, wellness classes, U-pick orchard fruit and wagon rides to tour the farm & orchards."


This is great! I'm adding the link to their site to the above blog post. Thank you for sharing :)


Hooray! I've never been to it, but know folks who have.