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All about lavender

Mrs. Cox

on 26 April 2010

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Lavender A journal about the herb lavender Planting Criteria As with most plants, your success in growing this coveted plant will depend both on what kind of growing conditions you can provide and which varieties you select to grow. Lavender plants will tolerate many growing conditions, but it thrives in warm, well-drained soil and full sun.

Like many plants grown for their essentail oils, a lean soil will encourage a higher concentration of oils. An alkaline and especially chalky soil will enhance lavenders fragrance. Growing Instructions picking your spot to plant The most important factor about Lavender is drainage. Soggy areas should definitely be avoided. Incorporate organic matter if necessary to make a loose soil for easy drainage. planting When planting lavender place the plants at least 2 feet apart. Start with 4-inch-pot sized plants. A good, coarse, sterile potting soil with organic fertilizers works best. watering Lavender does not like overhead sprinkler and could rot if they get too much water. Use a drip irrigation and water only when the bed is dry to a depth of 3 or 4 inches. fertilizer Wait about two years to fertilize the plants and then use organic product such as fish emulsion. Feed the plants in spring when they start growing and again after harvesting in late summer. If you grow plants as annuals, you don't have to feed them at all. pruning and harvesting It takes about three years for lavender to reach full size. Plants should be pruned every year immediately after bloom. Pruning is necessary to extend the life of the plant because lavender gets very woody if not pruned. Its Culinary Uses Lavender is an incredibly versatile herb for cooking. In today's upscale restraunts, fresh edible flowers are making a c omback as enhancements to both the flavor and appearance of food. Recipes LAVENDER SYRUP
2 cups water
2 cups granulated sugar
2 tablespoons fresh or dried lavender blossoms
Bring all ingredients to a boil in a large, stainless steel saucepan. Remove from heat and allow to steep 30 minutes.
Strain, chill and refrigerate, tightly covered. Use to sweeten hot or cold drinks. Delicious in ice tea or lemonade.
2 ounces silver tequila
1/2 ounce Cointreau liqueur
1 ounce lavender simple syrup
1/2 lime
dried lavender
In a shaker, combine 2 oz. silver tequila, 1/2 oz. Cointreau, 1 oz. simple syrup and the juice of half a lime and let sit.
On a plate, mix the sugar and dried lavender and use it to rim the outside of a rocks glass.
Fill the glass with ice.
Shake and strain the contents of the strainer into the glass.
1 - 8 ounce cream cheese soften
1 - 8 ounce sour cream
1/2 cup lemon verbena leaves, chopped fine
1 teas. Culinary lavender buds
1/4 cup fresh squeeze lemon juice
1/4 sugar
Mix all ingredients and chill overnight in the refrigerator.
Serve with apple slices. pear slice or cookies.
1 - 8 ounce cream cheese soften
1 - 8 ounce sour cream
1/2 cup lemon verbena leaves, chopped fine
1 teas. Culinary lavender buds
1/4 cup fresh squeeze lemon juice
1/4 sugar
Mix all ingredients and chill overnight in the refrigerator.
Serve with apple slices. pear slice or cookies.
cultivation Lavandula is listed with most sources as native to the Mediterranean, but several botanists think that India may also have been part of its native range. In southern France, an entire culture has sprung up around the use of lavender as a culinary, a medicinal especially in aromatherapy, and as an ornamental. A visit to Provence in summer is a real treat for lovers of lavender. Field upon field as far as the eye can see is filled with lavender, and this is the center of France's perfume industry. Other uses for the herb 1.Lavender flowers (fresh or dried) emit a strong, aromatic, uplifting scent when crushed between the fingers. For a quick mood pick-me-up or instant stress relief, crush and roll between your fingers a few of the flower buds and inhale the scent slowly and deeply. The combination of breathing deeply and inhaling the lavender scent will calm nervous tension, anxiety and panicky feelings within minutes.
Herb gardens in Indiana to visit and tour Indiana’s oldest herb farm
Location: Stream Cliff Herb Farm is 1/2 mile East of SR#3 on Commiskey Road (turn on road opposite of Commiskey Corner Store). We are approximately in the middle of a triangle between Louisville, Cincinnati, and Indianapolis.
Cathedral Gardens: 1314 Hebron Church Road, Henryville, IN 47126 (812)294-3193.
The 15 acre Cathedral Gardens, nestled in a valley, offers panorama of a dozen gardens planted with perennials and over 12,000 annuals and laced with fountains and statuary from around the world. This privately owned garden is open for tours.

Christy Woods and Greenhouse: (Scroll down.) Ball State University, 200 W. University
Avenue, Muncie IN 47306-1022 (765)285-8820 or (765)285-2641.
The 17 acre arboretum offers floral gardens, trails, tours (for spring wildflowers and autumn leaves), a prairie wildlife area and a demonstration wetland area. The greenhouse exhibits the renowned W.O. Wheeler Collection, considered one of the world's most diverse collections of rare and exotic orchid species. From I-65, take the Uniontown exit #41 (1st one south of Seymour), go east 11 miles to SR#3, then north to Commiskey Road. From Cincinnati take US#50 to North Vernon then south on SR#3. From Madison, SR#7 north, left at 250 W, right at SR#3, right at Commiskey Road, go 1/3 mile.
Farm hours and days open are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 10-5, and Sunday 12-5. The Tea Room hours are Wednesday through Saturday 11-4, and Sunday 12-4. 2. A relaxing, soothing tea can be made from the flowers. Just put one heaping tablespoon of the fresh or dried flowers in a tea pot, and pour boiling water into the pot. Infuse for about ten minutes. This tea calms the nerves, settles the stomach and “butterflies” and induces sleep.
3.Lavender essential oil can be applied like a perfume to the hair, neck, ears or other body parts. Smells delicious
4.Add several drops of lavender oil to your bath for a soothing soak, or just add a generous handful of the fresh or dried flowers if you don’t have the essential oil.
5.To make sleep more restful, drip a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow. Another option is to wrap a handful of the dried flowers in a cheesecloth sachet, tie and throw in your pillowcase.
6.To soothe a sunburn, add a few drops of the essential oil to water in a spray bottle, and mist sunburned skin.
7.Wrap a handful of lavender flowers in a square of cheesecloth and tie with a string. You can also drip a few drops of essential oil onto the sachet for an extra aromatherapy boost. Throw the sachet in your dryer to make your clothes smell great. This will freshen up to 25 dryer loads
8.Apply lavender essential oil to insect bites and stings, cuts, scrapes and abrasions. Lavender is very anti-septic and helps destroy germs that can cause infections.
9.Infuse fresh or dried lavender flowers as if to make a tea. But instead of drinking it, let it cool down and use as a hair rinse to reduce dandruff.
10.Pulverized lavender flowers can add a unique and delightful flavor to salads, custards, jams, jellies and cookies, especially sugar cookies. It is a culinary relative to mint, sage, marjoram and thyme and can be used in the same fashion as these herbs. Lavender is so versatile in the kitchen, that virtually any experimentation with it will yield favorable results.
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