Lavender is a mysteriously elusive plant
that encompasses many different facets of enjoyment. Botanists talk of color and
leaf shape and ignore fragrance. Perfumists sniff the air for the sweetest
smell. Landscapers push for the toughest or the smallest or the largest. And,
gardeners want them all.
The Lavender Garden sorts through some of
the most asked questions and guides us on choosing the right lavender,
the lavender, pruning the lavenders, and using the lavenders. This book is Lavender 101
provides a great starting
point for those just discovering lavender.
Particularly useful are the tips garnered
from folks who work with the plants. The craft and recipe section is
enjoyable and answers those pesky questions, like when to cut and how to dry and
what is a lavender wand.
There are few points we couldn't embrace, like putting sand or gravel in the soil and using chemical fertilizer. But,
overall the information is helpful in choosing the right plants for the right
place and use.