This month another DIY job that can only be done with fresh lavender. Namely a lavender wreath. If you are like me into lavender you have to try it sometime. And I must say I like the result. This wreath is made from Heavenly Scent lavandin and on our beautiful Spanish front door it looks really good. I will show you how I made the wreath. Mine is for sale on Etsy.Continue readingMore Tag
Lavender wands or lavender botteles can only be made in the summer when the lavender is fresh. It is a bit of a chore, but once you get the hang of it, it looks and smells great.
I am sharing the steps with you. If you don’t feel like making them yourself or don’t have fresh lavender on hand, you can buy them on my Etsy page.
The first pressed lavender flowers come out of the press beautifully! I have attached lavender flowers to cards before. The pressed flowers are much nicer for this. My first pressed flowers I sell on Etsy. And I tell you what improvements I made to the lavender press.Continue readingMore Tag
Making a lavender flower press can’t be that hard, can it? But I don’t know what works best for lavender. So now that the first lavenders can be harvested I thought it would be a good time to try it out. Because with a long lavender harvest season to go, I still have time to perfect the lavender flower press.Continue readingMore Tag
In France, lavender flowers from mid-June to mid-July. This is when large fields of mostly lavandin bloom. But did you know that true lavender – Lavandula angustfolia – often flowers already from May? Our lavender garden is at 1200 metres in Andalusia, Spain, and here the lavender is already in bloom. I can imagine that lower down the lavender blooms even earlier. Flowering season has started!Continue readingMore Tag
Last spring, four lavender plants had aphids. I didn’t take it too seriously and that wasn’t a good idea. Within a short time, the plants were covered in aphids and ants were coming and going. The plants looked worse and worse. I knew they would survive, but I could forget about harvesting these plants for the time being.Continue readingMore Tag
A fresh bunch of flowers will not last more than a week. But how different is it with a bunch of dried lavender. I’ll show different ways to use an everlasting lavender bouquet and how to keep it beautiful.Continue readingMore Tag
To make dried lavender bags is easier than you think. At first I tried a model with four triangles and that was quite a job, until I found this design. I tell you how you can make dried lavender bags in a triangle shape or where to buy them.Continue readingMore Tag
I prune lavenders in early spring and after flowering. So now it is time to prune. The more plants you have, the more important it becomes to prune hygienically. But how to do that?Continue readingMore Tag
Kraft cardboard and the full colours of good dried lavender go together very well. Today I felt like doing a little DIY project. Make your own lavender invitation card from Kraft cardboard and lavender. You can, of course, buy envelopes and cards, but I happened to have Kraft cardboard. Besides, you can make your lavender invitation card so much more personal.Continue readingMore Tag