It's Lavender time at Linderhof
The herb bed is abloom!
(And bees are busily buzzing around -- somewhere there is lavender honey!)
And last week was the prime time for the lavender harvest.
We dry a lot to use in cooking throughout the year
But we also make "bottles"
Our church ladies have a Ladies Learning Program
Whereby, we learn a new craft.
The church ladies expressed an interest in making lavender bottles.
The lavender was ready, the date was set,
Everyone was asked to bring some ribbon
I brought my collection of scissors for the ladies to use . .
And my own spools of purple ribbon
And an example of a completed bottle.
It was the week where the outdoor temperature was mild --
perfect for bottle weaving in the garden.
But no one can come to Linderhof and not have a nosh
Lavender and lemon cutout cookies, frosted with a lavender scented frosting
and sprinkled with lavender colored sugar
Not lavender tea but lemon verbena tea -- lemon and lavender are perfect together!
(And there was, after all, lemon in the cookies)
We wove bottles, we munched on cookies, we visited and we sipped icy lemon tea.
It was a great get together -- each lady took home at least one bottle!
Lavender lemon cookies and lavender bottles
As night descends on the garden.
It's Wednesday and I'm joining Susan at A Southern Daydreamer for Outdoor Wednesday.