Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Shades of Blue







I love the blue of Lavender, especially the "Lace" range of lavenders bred in Australia. Their ruffled heads are simply superb. They have a lengthy flowering season and begins earlier than most other lavender types. They are such eye-candy to behold when they are in flower!

2 comments:

moderncountry said...

The pictures are so lovely and colourful! I also enjoy Lavender so much, have a few plants o fthem in my garden. Do you know how i best can dry them? I also find the ornament, i don`t know what it is, very pretty :)

Rosy Inspiration said...

Modern Country.....
Thanks for visiting my blog. I love visiting yours too. It is nice to meet blogging friends. This year I added a pinkish coloured lavender to my garden, will se how it goes. You can dry them in a dark dry room with them hanging upside-down in bunches for a week or till there's no more moisture in between the stems. The darkness helps them retain their colour and the hanging upside-down helps the blooms to stay in shape. The "ornament" I used is in fact a wall bracket, which I haven't hung up yet. I was thinking of painting a wooden sign (with roses and words, maybe) with a string and hang it in my lounge room, a bit like some cafe signs. I'm waiting for hubby to drill the hole on the wall for me.