Lavender has such delicate looking petals, though it's stems are strong and sturdy and it's powerful fragrance is hard to miss. Such a wonderful addition to the garden, and I'm happy to say this was our first summer with a few plants that gifted us with weeks of blooming delight.
I like to dry a lot of lavender, but these few plants weren't enough. I searched on the internet with what to do with them, and found several tutorials for making "lavender wands". I had never seen these before...these curious little packages to keep our closets and dressers filled with the scent of mid-summer lavender.
My girl was right beside me the whole way and while my boys lacked her enthusiasm, it was clear that this is a good craft for children, too.
first, tie an odd number of stems together under the flowerheads, using the rest of the ribbon to weave
These little lavender wands will be tucked into stockings for the holidays...a reminder of the sunny bouquets from our July gardens.