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A quick peek at where the animals live (above) and saying hello to an alpaca (below)!

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It’s a tranquil place where people come to enjoy a picnic lunch, wander through the gift shop, tour the gardens, see the animals, buy live plants, and visit the labyrinth. The one common denominator is that most everyone has a camera of one type or another to capture the beauty of the lavender garden.  This couple was sitting in the gazebo enjoying the early evening sounds of buzzing bumble bees and chirping birds.

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The lavender is planted in rows – one row of purple and then one row of white across the garden.  The white plants weren’t in full bloom yet when I visited and so the colors were purple/green/purple/green, etc.  Imagine looking out of the windows from the farm across the road and seeing this beautiful field of color!  Breathtaking!

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Dried lavender flowers have a fantastic fragrance and can be used for so many things!  Did you know that rubbing lavender on your skin will help repel mosquitoes?  Dried lavender flowers can be used in tea, sachets, candles, salad dressing, soaps, lotions, potpourri, and so much more!

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The owners of Carousel Lavender Farm in Bucks County, PA get it!  For one day only, they opened at 6:00 AM and stayed open until 9:00 PM so that photographers could come to the farm and shoot in the best light of the day!  I visited in the early evening and the light kept getting better and better as sunset approached.  It was a wonderful time of day to experience the garden!  Of course I came home with a few presents from the gift shop … some lovely lavender soaps and a pretty vase!  The best gift of all, however, was enjoying the beautiful flowers and delightful lavender fragrance that filled the summer air!

 

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