Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Make a Lavender Flower Garden

Lavender is more than just a flower that gives an exquisite view to its surroundings. It also has the power to heal, not only for physical injuries but also for emotional stress.

To grow a lavender flower garden is very simple. Just follow the instructions and tips in lavender gardening page and you will be fine. Lavender plants are easy to plant. They can be planted almost any time, and even started indoors from seed.

Before you make a lavender flower garden, choose your flower first. As you can see there are many varieties of lavender. Ask yourself, why you want to create a lavender flower garden. Is it for making lavender oil, want to pick the buds and flowers to make a potpourri, or just to make a border of lavender so that you can smell its fragrance from your window?

For your information, the hardiest plants are English lavender and lavandins.

English lavender has the sweetest scent of all lavender, but grows poorly in hot, humid areas. While lavandins, can grow in a hot area. Lavandins are smaller plants, but often larger than English lavender when in bloom. Lavandins best for crafts and oils.

What are the benefits when you already have lavender flower garden?

Lavender herbal tea has several benefits, such as keeping away germs and protecting the skin from further damage by encouraging healing. It also helps in reducing restlessness and difficulty in sleeping.

The fresh flowers give out essential lavender oil as an extract which is used for medicinal treatment.
In order to combat restlessness, pillows are filled with dried lavender flowers. This is due to the fact that lavender slows down the movement of the nervous system, thereby improving sleep quality.
For decorating the house. Re-cut the stems and place the bunch in a vase of fresh water. To get the most life and fragrance from the bunch, it’s recommended to change the water every day. The bunch will last from 7 to 10 days depending on how many times you change the water and where you place the bunch.

Dried Lavender is good to make potpourri or fragrance sachets.

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