Lavender. It’s fragrant and has a delightful, purple color – some species lighter and others darker – with a silvery green foliage. Blooming from early summer through early fall, it’s been used for centuries as an herb to flavor and give color to a variety of foods – like ice cream, baked goods, and cocktails. Lavender’s lavish oil is also know for it’s medicinal purposes as an antimicrobial and healing ointment. Did you know it was used by the Egyptians in the mummification process?
Lavender is a beautiful addition to any summertime garden. Might you have some in yours?