I'm not one to gather lavender and dry it for later use. The lavender is usually at it's peak bloom time when I have way more to do in the garden than think about cutting, bundling, and drying. Besides, who has the room?
The other day, however, I decided to trim back all of the faded flowers in the border that edges the Berry Patch and realized they had basically just dried on the stem. I pulled a few off and rolled them in my fingers, smelling the unmistakably fragrant scent. I decided, therefore, to pull all of the flowers and have dried lavender for sachets with almost no work!
|Now, I do realize that if I had cut the lavender at the proper time I would have had a second bloom. Oh well.|
|My hands smelled rather amazing after pulling off all of the flowers. Had I dried the flowers traditionally, they would have kept a bit more of their lavender color.|
|All trimmed back. Next I began weeding and pulling chives at the far end of the row to make room for some other plants that need relocated.|
|I just couldn't bring myself to weed everything, however. I think this is a False Aster, and there is an abundance in the Berry Patch. They were thick with bees, so I let them stay for now.|
|A mix of the lavender that needs relocated from the vegetable beds, as well as thyme plants that need, perhaps, a new home. I might just plant them right in the path to free up space for more veggies.|