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A Pathway of Lavender

Updated on August 31, 2017

Lavender for a Lady!

In my front garden I have a pathway of lavender leading to a fish pond.

I decided after my mother passed to dig up the front lawn and plant it out with some attractive hardy plants and have lavender along the pathway leading to the existing fish pond.

My mother loved lavender with its purple blue flower and beautiful fragrance, so planting some lavender in the garden was a comfort to me during a somewhat turbulent time and proved to be most therapeutic, just what I needed.

Out of grief, love and hard work the grass began to disappear and in its place natives and shrubs were planted and lavenders were spotted along the pathway.

So now when you walk along the garden path to feed the fish, the lavender brushes against you and the smell of lavender fills the air.

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Different Lavenders

English, French and Spanish

There are many different types of lavenders you can grow.I have planted the English Lavender and the French Lavender in my front garden, my favorite being the French as I just love the shape and colour of its flower.

English Lavender is probably the most popular lavender grown, known for its strong scent and its bouquet appearance. Used as a decorative flower and as the base in most aromatherapy lavender oils its is also widely used in cooking.

A great hardy plant, small in size with a beautiful medium purple flower,lovely to use as a border plant.

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The French Lavender has a beautifully shaped purple flower that is referred to as fluffy ears that are part of the flower head.

Its perfume is not as strong as that of the English Lavender but it is still used in the making of essential oil, lotions and soaps, as that of the English.

French Lavender is a compact plant making a wonderful perfumed shrub to plant in any garden.

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Spanish Lavender and French lavender are often mistaken for each other as their flower is similar in shape and also of course colour.

The flower of the Spanish Lavender has a rabbit ear shape and the bloom is described as pineapple in shape and the contours fur ears are actually sterile bracks.

The Spanish Lavender has a different perfume to the English Lavender, it has an antiseptic, piny fragrance unlike the English which is much stronger in its fragrance.

The Spanish Lavender plant is rangy in shape and has thick flower heads.

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The History of The Lavender Plant

Lavenders Medical Uses

The Lavender Plant, the flowering plant, is known to be part of the mint family.

It is known to be a native of the Mediterranean region, south to the tropical Africa and then spreads over to the South East of India and then extending to the Canary Islands.

The Lavender Plant has been planted in gardens all over the world and is known to grow wildly as an escapee plant because of its ease to cross - pollinate .

The Lavender especially the English provides the strongest perfume and is used widely in the making of Essential Oils.

The fragrance is also used in potpourri, sachets of dried lavender, used to drive the moth away, and as dried cut flower, commonly used in decoration.

Lavender is also used in cooking.

The Lavender flower yields a lot of nectar and so a lot of honey is made called Lavender 'mono floral' honey produced mainly in the Mediterranean.

Lavender flowers are sometimes used in the cooking of cakes and cake decoration.It is after used alongside chocolate in the ingredients in baked goods as they compliment each other so well.

Lavender flowers are sold and used in a blend with black,green and herbal tea which makes for a refreshing, relaxing cup of tea.

English Lavender is used mostly, as it has the strongest perfume, in balms, perfumes and cosmetics.

Lavender essential oils are an antiseptic and have anti inflammatory properties so can be used on insect bites and as a treatment for acne.

Diluted 1.10 with water, rose water or witch hazel was once used as a skin treatment in countries such as Iran and nearby regions.

The lavender heads made into a fusion makes for a relaxing cup of tea drunk at bedtime for a restful sleep is a common use as is a sachet of lavender under the pillow proclaiming to be a benefit to a restful night's sleep.

Such are the many wonderful uses and benefits of the Lavender Plant besides the beauty of the flowers which stand out on their own.

Hans

I love Lavender!

Do you like Lavender and have some growing in your garden?

Thanks for visiting my lens! I love lavender plants and all they have to offer.How about you?

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your Pathway of Lavender and all the great info

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      Avi Wolfson 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts

      Oh yeah, very useful for many different things, a great resource indeed.

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      Frischy 

      5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      Planting lavender in the front garden is a fabulous idea. I think I may follow your lead.

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      Susanna Duffy 

      5 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Back to revisit your lavender page

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      Jenny Campbell 

      5 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      I love lavender too and am glad it helped you after your mother died. I just bought some lavender soap yesterday. I love the pictures too

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      laurenrich 

      5 years ago

      I love lavender. It is one of my favorite plants. This is a beautiful lens and it has great information. Thanks for sharing.

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      WindyWintersHubs 

      7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Congratulations on your Purple Star!

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      momsfunny 

      7 years ago

      wow very beautiful. It would be nice if you have a pathway of lavender. or any kind of flower would do.

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      LouisaDembul 

      7 years ago

      I love lavender, and I love this lens! Have never tried eating lavender, that would be a first for me.

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      Ellen Mitchell 

      7 years ago

      I love lavender and I enjoy seeing fields of lavender. I have one lavender plant in my small herb garden on the side of my front porch. Very nice lens.

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      Lorelei Cohen 

      7 years ago from Canada

      Your lens looks great to me. Have you tagged your photos with keywords? ie: lavender-flower-aromatherapy

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      aishu19 

      7 years ago

      Lavenders are indeed beautiful. I am glad they can bring you some much needed comfort. Great information here.

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      Carol Fisher 

      7 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      Lovely and informative page about one of my favourite plants. Blessed.

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Very sweetly done, I love your intro story!

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      Sue Dixon 

      7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      A lovely lavender lens- I'm adding it to my own lavender lens!

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      Sue Dixon 

      7 years ago from Grasmere, Cumbria, UK

      A lovely lavender lens- I'm adding it to my own lavender lens!

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      myraggededge 

      8 years ago

      I love lavender so much and this is a lovely lavender lens.

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      rewards4life info 

      8 years ago

      We bought about 5 different species of lavender from Norfolk Lavender, and after two years we've got just one, smallest bush left. I love lavender but it's difficult to keep it pretty. Thanks for sharing =)

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      Julia M S Pearce 

      9 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      [in reply to Joan4] Thanks so much Joan!

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      Joan4 

      9 years ago

      I do love lavender! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      WindyWintersHubs 

      9 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      I love the smell of Lavender. Nice job on your lens! Lensrolling to Lavender Photo Phight. :)

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Exquisite pictures! This is a very informative lens. Thank you for sharing!

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      anonymous 

      9 years ago

      Nice lens, I thought it was pretty insightful so I decided to give you 5 stars, hey, I have a page that’s pretty similar to yours, maybe you can check it out when you have time: Cleaning And Outdoor Koi Fish Pond

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      RinchenChodron 

      9 years ago

      Very much enjoyed your writing on this lens. I'm lensrolling it to my site on

      Lavender and also gave you 4 stars. Good work.

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      Julia M S Pearce 

      9 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

      [in reply to susannaduffy] Thanks for support and the angel blessing Sue.Congrats on being an angel! how many in Mebourne I wonder?

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      Susanna Duffy 

      9 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Looking good, Julia, you've come a long way from your first attempt. The trick to a good lens is scrupulous proof-reading and re-editing as I see you have done. Blessed by an angel today.

      P.S. I'm in Melbourne too :)

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      Deb Kingsbury 

      9 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Those English lavendar fields are amazing!

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      Bambi Watson 

      9 years ago

      very nice lens...wonderful photos :-)

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      Light-in-me 

      9 years ago

      Very nice lens, I enjoyed my visit, 5*s

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      schofieldml 

      9 years ago

      Great lens. Lavender is a beautiful flower. Great work 5*.

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      GreenEcoBean 

      9 years ago

      WOW THOS LAVENDER FIELDS...have never seen anything like that. Great lens, 5*!

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      James20 

      9 years ago

      I like going out and take pictures of wild flowers. I like this lens, great work. 5*

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