I LOVE lavender. I love the smell of it, how it looks before it is in bloom, how it looks after it blooms, and how even just brushing past it in the garden will cause it to emit its lovely scent. I love everything about it!
There are a few different things you can do with lavender. I usually dry it and then make sachets. I have also made lavender wreaths. You could probably find a vase or two around my house, full of lavender!
But I think the most interesting thing to do with it is to make wands. They are kinda quirky. I have a bunch of them arranged in a vase. One daughter has a wand on her dresser. They are also pretty on a bathroom counter. I think they also make a nice “little gift” to give someone.
My lavender is at the perfect stage for making lavender wands; the flowers are just starting to open and the stems are not yet stiff. The stems have to be pliable to bend them over the blooms. You can have a look at my picture instructions of how to make wands here: https://mominthegarden.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/lavender-wands-my-first-lavender-wreath/
I have ventured to make an instructional video, prompted by my dear neighbor from NY, Betty. Since I can’t show her in person how to make them, I thought I’d make a video for her (and share it with all of you!).
This is my first attempt at making “a” video. The outcome was making 4 short videos! As it happens, I prefer having nice short videos when I look up how to make things myself. Please feel free to let me know what you think!