Category: Nature

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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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These tables are just waiting for folks to come along with red plaid tablecloths, picnic baskets, and yummy summertime food!  This image is from earlier this Spring when the grass was growing like crazy and the foliage was just coming out on the trees.  My favorite time of year!

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My favorite time in the garden is when the honeysuckle vine is in full bloom.  The bees and hummingbirds love these flowers and so do I.  I just found a different variety online that blooms Spring to Fall so I may have to add that to the garden for next year so that we can enjoy the fragrance all summer long!