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  • How to Keep Lavender Alive in the Garden

    Lavender is easy to grow, especially in drought. Learn how to start lavender plants and keep them alive for years.

  • Easy to Make Lavender Sugar Scrub

    The long winter and the excesses of the holidays can leave your skin dry and in need of rejuvenation. This easy-to-make lavender sugar scrub can be made in ten minutes with inexpensive ingredients from your pantry, but don't be fooled. It will leave you as refreshed and glowing as the most exclusive spa skin care products.

  • How to Make Lavender Wands

    Instructions for making a classically beautiful lavender wand with a calming scent.

  • Jagged Lavender, Lace Lavender (Lavandula pinnata)

    A particularly beautiful lavender species with finely dissected foliage. The ferny foliage is a lovely backdrop to the standard lavender-blue flowers. Fragrant blue flowers attract an assortment of butterflies to the garden. Lavender is an excellent choice not only for herb gardens,…

  • Fernleaf Lavender, Egyptian Lavender (Lavandula multifida)

    A sprawling, aromatic ornamental Lavender with feathery silver-green foliage. The leaves are superb for adding textural interest to mixed perennial beds and herb gardens. Cut fresh flowers are a beautiful addition to bouquets, and dried flowers are nice for adding to "everlasting"…

  • Sweet Lavender (Lavandula heterophylla)

    Sweet Lavender is taller, more vigorous and has greener foliage than that of French Lavender. The fragrance is different as well, although no less powerful. Freshly cut fowers make a nice addition to bouquets, while dried flowers are nice for adding to "everlasting" arrangements.…

  • Spanish Lavender, Stoechas Lavender (Lavandula stoechas)

    Some label Lavandula stoechas as French and its subspecies pendunculata, native to Portugal and Spain, as the true Spanish Lavender. Both are bushy lavenders with fragrant blooms, but the bloom stalks are much longer on the subspecies. Both the species and subspecies have very…

  • 4 Plants for Reducing Stress and Anxiety

    For centuries, people have turned to herbal remedies to soothe frayed nerves and lessen anxieties. In this article, we look at four easy-to-grow herbs known for their calming properties.

  • How to Repel Mice with Natural Herb Sachets

    Winter is the peak time for mice infestations, as the creatures try to find warm spots to shelter and nest. You can stop the problem before it starts by making your own natural mouse-repelling sachets to place in your cupboards, in your vehicles, garage, or any other place you'd rather not find these pesky rodents.

  • Lavender 'Munstead' (Lavandula angustifolia)

    This gorgeous variety of Lavender was reportedly named for Munstead Wood in Surrey, England, where it was grown by famed garden designer Gertruede Jekyll. 'Munstead' is prized for its delightful fragrance, silvery-green foliage and compact growth habit. It is a good candidate for…

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