As the cold weather returns, and we start getting the woolens out of closets; I’m reminded that lavender is a natural moth repellent, is much safer than moth balls, and needs harvesting now for bouquets, sachets, and lavender wands.
The lavender for bouquets and sachets needs to be dried, but lavender wands should be done now with fresh-supple lavender. Here’s how, along with some pictures of the process.
Gather 13 or more (it needs to be an odd number for the weaving to work right) 15″ long stems of fresh lavender, and strip all the leaves from the stem. Harvesting early in the day, but after the [...]
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