Lavender is one of my favorite herbs so I have lavender growing everywhere.
And since I have many varieties of lavender in my gardens, I have been enjoying their fragrance and beauty, and taking time to harvest them in bundles to dry.
I can then use them for bouquets, gifts, and other crafts. I love how they look hanging to dry!
Lavender Munstead is harvested here in my basket.
I favor the English lavender varieties Hidcote and Munstead for their smaller size, dark blooms, and sweet fragrance.
The garden has been taking my time this summer, as we have been working on a new wall and front walkway. I love picking out new perennials and chose heucheras, hardy geraniums, catmints, and pentstemons among others.
I have also made time for dyeing new wools to restock favorite colors, and have created some lovely new colors too. These will be available in my Etsy shop within a month or two. I will let you know when they are almost ready. As you know, besides dyeing the wool, all the new colors have to be photographed, color corrected, descriptions written, and then finally they can be listed on Etsy. Thank you for your patience with this process. I enjoy each step, but it does take some time! I think when you see my wool offerings you will enjoy the selection.
In the garden or in the studio ~ have a creative day! – Karen