Lavendula x intermedia 'Grosso'.
The principle of drying flowers is to
remove the moisture from them while
retaining their original shape and color.
Five long-stemmed lavender varieties, Lavendula x intermedia 'Grosso', 'Gros Bleu', 'Edelweiss', 'Impress Purple', and 'Super' are ready to be harvested. U-pick is $5/bundle; I-pick is $8/bundle (a bundle is 125 stems). We also are offering an English lavender, Lavendula angustifolia' Purple Bouquet. This lavender is beautiful in wreaths. All six of these lavenders hang dry well.
Still Waters Lavender is open Wednesday-Saturday, 10a-6p.
Please provide your own cutting utensil.
|"Flowers of lavender quilted in a cap, comfort the brain very well."|
-William Turner, written in 1551-
Lavendula x intermedia 'Gros Blue".
Good air circulation will ensure that your flowers dry as quickly as possible,
which will result in better color preservation and cut down on the possible growth of mold.
|Lavendula x intermedia 'Edelweiss'. |
Cut the full length of the stem.
Strip all leaves from stems.
|Lavendula x intermedia 'Impress Purple' |
Gather lavender into small bunches,
fasten each bunch at the end with a rubber band.
|Lavendula x intermedia 'Super'.|
Hang the bunches so that air can pass between them.
|Lavendula angustifolia 'Purple Bouquet'.|
Hang the bunches away from direct light.
| L.ang 'Purple Bouquet''. |
If there is too much light, cover each bunch with a paper bag,
tying the open top of the bag around the stems with string.
It takes approximately two weeks for lavender to dry.
"Nothing is ever wasted if it makes a happy memory."