The scent of lavender takes me back to the South of France every time I get a whiff of it. They sell little sachets of the stuff all over Provence and the fields are supposed to be incredible. I never saw one while I was there, so was kinda’ thrilled to hear about Keys Creek Lavender Farm in Valley Center. . . .
More on Tuesday.
Great weekend, everyone!
How wonderful. I can almost smell it.
I thought the scent would be stronger, but then remembered you have to crush the flowers between your fingers to get it. The little gift shop had lots of sachets, so you could really smell the lavender in there.
I remember my grandmother having sachets like that. I should get some. One of my favorite scents that always reminds me of California is gardenia. We had a plant in our front entrance and the scent hung in the air on hot days.
Oh yes, gardenia…one of my all-time favorites. Too early for that right now, but we have jasmine blooming this month. The former owners planted it under the balcony and now the scent fills the backyard. Heavenly.
I’ve tried growing gardenia inside but I haven’t had any luck. Enjoy the jasmine! I’m so jealous of your California lifestyle. I wonder if I’ll ever return there to live. Sometimes I think yes, but then there’s that part of me that says, “You haven’t lived in Italy yet.” Only time will tell.
I once paid too much for a gardenia plant in Virginia and tried growing it inside. Total failure.
It’s funny, I’ve often wished I’d lived in London for a year. But, Italy! So much beauty everywhere. Like France.
I remeber the lavender fields in the South of France but I also discovered recently that they grow amazing lavender in Norfolk, UK. More pinkish than the one if Frnace and with biggers blossoms.
I didn’t realize there were so many types of lavender until I visited this farm.
We came so close to seeing lavender grow in France, but had to attend a wedding and missed it.
There is something that I find so calming about lavender. It’s my go-to scent when I want to be peaceful. If I worked at this farm, I would be so relaxed all the time!
Yes, I’ve read that putting a lavender sachet under your pillow will help you sleep at night. Come to think of it, I did feel pretty relaxed at the farm. 🙂
I will love going to a field like this. I love lavender!!! =)
It’s a great place to visit. Thanks for stopping by!
This lavender field is amazing, Carole. I have one tiny little pot of lavender to add to my mini-herb garden.
Cheryl, I have a tiny pot of lavender under a table near the front door. Not sure what I’ll do with it, because lavender really takes off and I don’t have room in the garden. Love the scent, though!
Aha I can share what my neighbour told me. If you don’t want it to take off, knock the bottom out of a plastic pot (I like square ones that look like clay). Push that into the soil and plant your lavender (chives, oregano, etc.) in that pot with just the rim showing at ground level.
I think I’ll give that a try.
Gorgeous. It seems they would grow really well in California too.
Yes, very well. See today’s post. 🙂