clever ideas???

danihoneyJanuary 17, 2006

I've never posted to this forum before, but thought I could get the answers I am looking for here.

I've got the best bloom going on my Lavender. Best I've had yet. I want to do something creative with it, but I'm not sure what. I've done a couple dried arrangments in the past, but I want to utilize this awesome fragrance.

What kind of things can I do with fresh lavender? Or can I?

Dani :o)

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athena143

Dani, I've tried using dried lavender in soap and it turns a ucky brown. Potpourri is the only thing that comes to mind.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2006 at 7:56AM
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terri_pacnw

sachets...tea...you can even bake with it.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2006 at 12:23AM
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LibbyLiz

Have you cut the stems real close to the ground, bent them at the bottom of the blooms, brought the stems way up & over the blooms, & wove ribbon through the stems & then made a bow? You'd have something that resembles a sock darner.

I wish I knew what this is called!

    Bookmark   January 27, 2006 at 10:39PM
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terri_pacnw

Like this?

Here is a link that might be useful: Lavender wands

    Bookmark   January 30, 2006 at 1:43PM
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LibbyLiz

That's the one!

    Bookmark   February 18, 2006 at 3:21PM
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greenfaerie

i like to cook with it. use the buds only, i only use dried. you can make muffins (lemon and lavender are yummy) shortbread cookies with lavender. i also make herbs de province. i love lavender in tea also.

    Bookmark   June 14, 2006 at 8:02AM
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soapycindy

What about making it in bath teas?
just google bath tea recipe (lavender)
I bet you find a ton of recipes.
They would make great gifts!!

    Bookmark   February 20, 2007 at 4:29PM
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sara-s

Another nice use for the dried buds is drawer sachets. You can put them in pretty organza bags or simple muslin ones.

    Bookmark   February 21, 2007 at 7:59PM
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