Wednesday, July 18, 2012

~ French ~ Lavender

 Although visions of Provence come to mind when you think of French lavender, it does grow very well in the North, here in Normandy.

We have had so much rain so far this summer that I thought that my half a dozen plants would not be able to make one bundle all together ....

But I was able to harvest enough to make a few.  Yesterday during a brief interlude from our nearly constant summer showers, I snuck out while Petite-Fille napped and snipped as much as I could.

It was a battle with the bees .... and being allergic,  I respectfully give them 'right-of-way' to all the lavender they want.

I hang the bundles to dry and keep it all over the house.  I had enough dry bundles remaining from last summer, perfectly dried and still so incredibly fragrant that I put aside enough to fill a super-sized 'mason' jar to use for sachets and pillows .... and cooking!

I wish I could in-put a scratch and sniff widget into this blog post!  It is lavender heaven!

Happy Wednesday mes amis!  I will be back soon!