Saturday, July 23, 2011

Flowers--lavendar wands

I have three rose bushes in the front yard. Here is a small bouquet of my white roses. I love the way the crystal in the window puts a rainbow on this arrangement.

The first owners of my house put in a healthy grouping of lavendar, for it’s beauty, scent and to help reduce aphids on the roses. As far as I can tell there are two varieties. The deep purple is the Buena Vista. It blooms earlier. The second is lavendula lanata, I believe. The bumblebees really like the flowers as well as the honeybees. they let lme know when it is time to make lavender wands.

They take about an hour to make each, so I only make them for family and friends. They are wonderful to enjoy during the cold winter months.

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