$10 worth of fresh, local, culinary grade lavender. I love lavender! Those of you who know me in person may know that I served lavender lemonade at my wedding, put it in my meatballs, wear it in my perfume, etc. I used to grow it in these huge pots outside my front door when I lived in Santa Monica. The lavender grew as big as hedges and the whole place smelled heavenly. I haven’t had as much luck since, but now I’ve got this huge bouquet (the basket is huge, the bundle of stems alone is so big I can barely hold it with both hands) and some great tips for next year to tide me over. This bunch is destined for great things- infused oil, tincture, perfume and (hopefully) a homemade lavender wand. .
The farm is owned by a wonderful lady. Her grandkids and great-grandkids and super sweet dogs were running around in the fields. They have chickens and a million horses. Her husband is an iron smith so he made all kinds of features around the gardens. They have an organic veggie patch and greenhouse and sell to all the local restaurants. They have a prairie garden with a labyrinth cut in. A cutting garden and water garden and each plant, rock and piece has a story. She showed me around everywhere and invited my family back for a picnic. It’s a pretty wonderful, homey place. She cut the lavender fresh off the bushes while we were standing in the field. I’m so glad to have met such nice people and be living so close to a place with such charm. #lulalinden