Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Lavender Arrangement



I've really been into growing things in the garden lately. One of the plants I love to grow the most has to be the lavender. I love its strong fragrance and beautiful colour.
I bought this lavender plant a few weeks ago, you'll already know this if you follow my blog regularly! Well, it had flowered quite a lot, and in order for the plant to toughen up a bit, you have to make sure you cut the flower heads off within its first year, or it might not survive the harsh winter to come. I cut my flowers off a few days ago, with new buds fast appearing (extremely exciting!!)
What I decided to do with the flower heads and leaves was to make this small flower arrangement. Lavender heads are great for drying and adding to pot pourri!

For this project, I used :

An empty shallow glass dish
(thank you brother for eating GU puds!)
Lavender heads
Lavender leaves and stems
Cellophane wrapping
Tags or any other wrapping

I cleaned out my jar thoroughly before starting to lay the leaves around the edge. Once you are happy that you've got enough leaves and stems around the edge, fill the hole in the centre with your lavender heads!
To maintain freshness if you wish to send to a friend (which is what I chose to do) Put some cellophane wrapping around the top of the jar, and secure with a ribbon or elastic band.
Decorate with tags, paper, wrapping, anything you like!

And there you have it, a perfectly perfumed mini lavender arrangement!





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13 comments

  1. This looks beautiful, what a lovely arrangement. I use the GU pud pots as candle holders but they're perfect for lavender, will be trying this too! X

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

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    1. Thank you :)
      And a great idea - GU pots as candle holders!
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  2. Such a pretty arrangement. I sooo want to move somewhere with a garden!! xx

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    1. I desperately want my own house so I can do whatever I want to the garden! Haha! A girl can dream
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  3. Hmmm that may explain why my lavender plants always look rubbish! I didn't know you had to trim them. I will try again and see what happens!

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    1. It's meant to strengthen them :) you can also trim the messy looking leaves and stems to tidy it up!
      Hope that helps!
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  4. So happy that I came across your blog! I'm definitely following now :)

    Love this post, and I think my mum has lavender growing in her garden, so I may have to steal some! :) xx

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    1. Thank you :) following back!
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  5. This looks so pretty :) and I love the lavender scent! I think I need to go out and find some lavender myself.

    Have a nice weekend Fiona!

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    1. Thank you :)
      And you, have an amazing weekend!
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  6. This is SO beautiful, the perfect little summer spruce up!

    SIDEWALKCATWALKS.com

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