Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lovely Lavender

Who doesn't love lavender? It's color and fragrance attract bees and butterflies and me!


  1. You are right, it is so lovely! Thanks for stopping by my place. I was late getting started this morning but my post is up now. Hope you are having a great day!

  2. You are so right, it is lovely. When I first opened your post and saw the lavender I could actually smell. Yum!! MB

  3. Like all genteel southern belles...
    ah absuluuutely luuuuv lavendah.

    Those are some mighty pretty pictures. And small city scenes is right. I also thought I could smell it. aahhhhh....

    Good post! Enjoyed it!!

    p.s. For the record, I'm not a southern belle... I'm a California surfer chick, born and raised in
    Las su dad de Los Angeles. But, I still love lavender. I just learned that it likes dry soil and thrives with little water. Just How great is that? An easily maintened, gorgeous plant that smells yummy.

  4. Oooooh...lovely photos! I wish we had lavendar in Hawaii!

  5. Beautiful tiger swallowtail butterfly Linda!!!

  6. love your lavender photos...i planted some here and its doing well in the desert. but my pine trees are struggling and loosing their needles even when i water them extra. help...

  7. Beautiful lavender! The butterfly is so perfect! I keep finding very ragged ones to photograph. Lovely little bee, too.

  8. This is a plant I have loved and lived with all my life, until a few years ago. My mum grew this and would put the dried flowers in tiny cloth bags in the draws. It would be in our pillows to relax with. My sister would have her hair wash in water that had a handful on the flowers soaking in.

    I grew this next to the front path and loved it, I would pull a few flowers off and rubbed them into my hand and take in the smell.. beautiful.

    All this stopped four years ago when I came across some while out walking.. I did as I always did and pulled a few flowers and rubbed them into my hands. A hour or so later my hands were burning and itchy. two hours and my hands had swollen and the pain was very bad... I had to keep thenin cold water. Since then the reaction I get as gone worse... I was given a jar of honey... it was beautiful... but within a short time of eating it my mouth,lips, even my eye lids had swollen. I now have to keep well away from such a beautiful plant. I have to state as well that I know of nothing else that I have reactions to... my allergy is just to lavender


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