My lavender is going a little crazy, so I had to bring some in!  I must say that the fragrance is intoxicating.  Lavender is believed to have a calming effect, which I very much appreciate.  It’s easy to dry lavender and make sachets.  Once we stayed at a Bed and Breakfast, and they placed little sprigs of lavender tied with ribbons on our pillows.

I also read that if you dry some lavender, place it in a paper bag to keep, then throw it in your fireplace in the winter, it will perfume the air and bring thoughts of summer to mind.

I placed some in a “vase.”  It is really a whiskey bottle from the 1920’s, which I found in a very dirty condition at a second-hand store.  Once cleaned up(a little elbow grease and a couple of rides through the dishwasher), it made a lovely vase for lavender.

photo (60)Keep calm!  Get your lavender on!