June is Lavender Month
June is Lavender Month
History:Lavender is one of the few plants whose color has given it its name. Lavender means devotion in the language of flowers. The fresh, aromatic scent is often associated with cleanliness. Lavender is said to keep one's ,mind sharp and clear. Colonial ladies sewed a few sprigs into their bonnet or their hems. Lavender was used in baths by the Romans and still a popular cosmetic fragrance today.
Varieties:Angustifolia is the standard lavender. This species grows very large and can be quite unruly in the garden after 3 or more years. Hidcote variety is a dependable one in the North Coast climate. It is winter hardy and grows as a compact shrub. Hidcote flowers are a deep shade of purple. Munsted is a compact shrub lavender that is very hardy in our area. Provence variety has good hardiness and grows to two feet tall with large stems and large flower brackets.
Culture:Lavender culture in our North Coast climate is very easy. Lavender is dependable , hardy shrub for the herb garden or the landscape. Purple flowers bloom on long stems the third week in June. Flower buds should be harvested before they open. Lavender must have well drained soil. It prefers a basic soil with lost so stone and gravel around the plants. Plant lavender high on slopes and hills, close to stone or pavement.
Come in for our lavender care sheet including harvesting and pruning tips.
Featured Product: Lavender Body and Room Spray
Aromatherapy: when inhaling the scent of lavender, chemical reactions occur in the brain to relax large muscles producing a relaxed and stress less feeling throughout the body. Use the scent of lavender to relieve a headache, to calm nerves and to relieve muscle aches. Lavender is antibacterial and antiseptic when applied topically. Lavender is one of the few essential oils that can be put neat or directly on the skin. Use for immediate relief of insect bites.
Village Herb Shop Lavender Body and Room Spray, 4 ounce bottle for $7.99
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