Then I married a man who was not so big a fan of lavender or other overpowering scents, and objected somewhat to painting our entire home purple and green. My displays of love for lavender have been relegated to our bathroom (mostly,except for the subtle packets in drawers and on shelves throughout the house) , which my grandmother, a talented lady, painted sage green for me to match my purple towels and white-framed photographs of lavender fields. If our first child is a girl, her room will become a lavender field. If its a boy, his will be a train yard- overlooking lavender fields!!!
I am not the only one who has discovered the awesomeness of lavender. It has historically been used to cure insomnia, decrease anxiety, and improve overall health. Recent studies have suggested that properties in lavender act like estrogen for both males and females, with somewhat embarassing results for young boys who began developing breasts due to excessive use of lavender based roducts. The following is a good blog detailing these studies:
Lavender is, apparently, pure femininity in plant form. Its an excellent fit for an anxious woman like myself, although not for children!!!
I also found out there is a lavender farm in my town: BJ's Lavender.
but I just missed their open season. Next year, I will be there.
When we landscape our yard, I am going to try my hardest to landscape with lavender. And today, I found out there is also yellow, red, green, blue, and white lavender!!!
I just don't think my yard is big enough. Or my budget for lavender splurges!
And you? Is there an herb or a plant that you simply can't get enough of?