Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Summer in Winter

With wands of lavender in the nightgown drawer and upon the sheet shelf, we have the smell of summer in winter. Making lavender wands or bottles is a way to preserve the clean smell of lavender.
It's not hard to do and doesn't require great dexterity. By weaving the ribbons among the lavender stalks, the fragrant buds are enclosed -- thus their fragrance is preserved.

They make great gifts, too, either tied along with a box on a Christmas gift for a gardening friend as an "extra" or several in a box as THE gift.


Mary Bergfeld said...

Martha, this is a great idea. The color of the ribbon in your photos is spot on. Very nice!

Southerncook said...

Oh how beautiful the Lavender wands are. What a fabulous idea and my French Lavender is blooming to beat the band. As soon as it gets warm here though it won't be so I will cut each and every lavender stalk to make Lavender wands. Thanks for the idea my friend.


Living the life in The Little City said...

Fantastic idea. They are so pretty. I'm going to try that next year.