How To Tips On Growing Lavender

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Lavender is a popular hardy shrub and makes for an attractive garden plant and is commercially important for the extraction of essential oils. Handling drought, poor soils, heat, most pests and diseases and is also a fabulous nectar source for pollinating insects! Go here for some amazing images.

As tough as Lavender is, it does have some cultural demands and can be killed with too much kindness. Bonnie Plants has put together a wonderful article on growing lavender, including starting from cuttings, pruning and its use. You can the full article:

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Homemade bath salts use a mixture of premium natural salt, moisturizing oil, and dried aromatic herbs such as rosemary and lavender. Bonnie Plants also shares bath salts recipe with soothingly satisfying results from Chasity Curtis of Alabama. Lavender & Rosemary Bath Salts Recipe

Taking And Starting Lavender Cuttings

Lavender is easy to start with summer cuttings from non-flowered shoots on the current year’s growth.

Over at gardenersworld.com they have a nice step-by-step tutorial on taking and starting lavender cuttings. Read [Full Article Here]

More on Growing and Harvesting Lavender

Lavender soothes the mind and puts you at ease! It has a beautiful smell that just forces your entire body to relax! So wouldn’t it be perfect to grow Lavender right in your very own garden? Just imagine your friends and family being surrounded by that wonderful smell! [Full Article Here]

Making Lavender Oil And 50 Fantastic Uses for Lavender Essential Oil Around The Home

It is possible that Lavender is one of the most versatile herbs and essential oils in the world.

According to jenniferschulman.com… “The amazing, organic Lavender plant comes in 39 different species, though only 1 is considered to be the official Lavender use for therapeutic-grade Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia – formerly called Lavandula Officinalis)”.

Lavender oil is used for more than aromatherapy, it also has many healing purposes as well. It has relaxing properties, used over burns and cuts, as has an antibacterial action, helps heal the skin, in sinus problems, and to reduce congestion.

It is a favorite essential oil and one of the most commonly used multipurpose oils. With all these benefits, why not make your own lavender oil.

Learn how to make lavender oil yourself at home here, 50 Uses for Lavender Oil here and 7 Uses For Home Remedies

Excellent Lavender Usesr

Lavender is not only a beautiful addition to your garden, it can also be useful in a variety of ways. If you have some lavender growing around your home and you’d like to know what you can do with it, check out this post for 17 creative uses of the lavender plant. Some of these make great gift ideas, too.

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