Friday, April 13, 2012

Lavender

Lavender plants are beautiful, the fields are stunning, and the scent is incomparable. Just gazing at a photo of a lavender field can be almost as relaxing as the aroma itself.

There's more to lavender than just outer beauty; it's an interesting plant with many beneficial uses. Here are a few facts about this wonderful plant, courtesy of Harvest Moon Farms Lavender and Flower Guide:

1. Lavender is made up of 80 to 90 percent water.

2. Lavender flowers are not harvested until the plant's second or third year.

3. The timing of the harvest depends on the intended use, such as sachets, essential oil, or something else.

4. Lavender has many uses in herbal medicine, including treatment for headaches and insomnia.

5. Not all varieties have purple flowers. In addition to purple, flowers can be pink, yellow, white, or green.

Pinterest users love to pin images of lavender. I put mine on my Nature's Beauty board, but many users have boards dedicated to this plant. Here are a few:

Nancy Kathleen - Lavender Lavender Lavender
Linda Price - Lavender
Dina Wiggins Whitehead - Lavender
Vickie Brown - Lavender
Linda Cooper - Lavender Farm

2 comments:

Scribbles From Jenn said...

I love the smell of lavender. I never knew it had such a high water content.

ScribblesFromJenn
Happy A to Z-ing!

thelmaz said...

Mmm, I love lavender. Stopping by from the Challenge. Hope you'll visit back.