Wish I was in your area - I'd be there in a heart beat. There was a place in Maine where I visited that was a you pick - and it was on the honor system which just made me smile.I miss that place. They hung a pair of sheers on the wall along with rubber bands - you had to bring your own vase or just take them home quickly.
Hi Cynthia, all three of these last pretty well out of water. I do have paper cups I can give with water if they wish. Most of the (cowboys) folks around here don't appreciate lavender, some actually wonder what it is. I guess they'd know a daisy though, although mine are the agalia variety, which is fringed. and they might think there's something the matter with them. You mention Maine quite often, was it near Portland, I forget, it makes me want to look at homes for sale in that area and dream.
oh- I want some! It looks betterg then the "weeds" I have been picking!I'll be right over- Laugh here-
As I look at the lovely images on your post -I'm smelling Lavender you sent me :o) now dried, I've hung it upside down in my kitchen. Kind of like Willie Wonka's Smell-o-vision!!
Beautiful lavender - the smell of it always reminds me of early summer!
Hi Meredith, hey I've got plenty of weeds too, they just germinate all over the place and poor Gary is trying to keep with it all and can barely do so. I'd even trade flowers for someone to weed, but sadly there just aren't any takers.Hi Cindy, thanks, there is nothing better than the smell of fresh lavender. I had grown herbs for years and never grew lavender till here and now I'll never be without at least one shrub, hopefully no matter where we live.Hi Julia, it really is so wonderful smelling, even men who come in my studio when I have it in there say "It smells so fresh in here". They always seem to use the word fresh. I read a study once where they blindfolded men and had them smell each fragrance and the two they picked out were pumpkin (probably with cinammon in it) and lavender.
Lavender is my favorite -- it's beautiful growing or in a vase -- sure wish I lived closer. I would be there -- but not just for the lavender -- : > )
Hi Judy, thanks, yes I wish you were closer too, I'd serve you some lavender lemondade (and a few crumpets) under the wisteria pergola and we could commiserate on ideas and inspirations we have about ceramics and the ups and downs of pottery.
Hi Linda, that is a beautiful photo and I wish that there was a way of transmitting the scent across cyberspace. Hey, I'm getting worried..., I'm male but I can distinguish between the scent of some different varieties of apple blossom, I take some pleasure in dubious scents (or should I say smells) of pear and hawthorn blossom. I know what a daffodil smells like, and old roses. I also can tell the difference between the scent of cabbages and cabbage trees (Cordyline australis, which is heavy and sweet and hangs in the evening air). I fear there must be something wrong with me?! It sounds like other men only have developed the ability to distinguish between "fresh" and "sock"! (Which is a useful survival mechanism in a marriage!) Seriously though, I hope your lavender sales go well, and bring lots of pleasure to people, and some money for you. I also hope that you inspire your local cowboys to take an interest in flowers!Happy Thoughts, Peter
Lavender.. how did you know I love the scent of lavender? Gosh, I'll be right over! :)
gosh, and I forgot to write... did you post about what you made at the Diana Fayt workshop? Would love to see...
Hi Peter, I'll bet some day there will be a way to transmit the scent across the internet. Peter you must have a gift if you can distinguish scents that well, that could be your next career. Thanks, I hope the cowboys learn to love it too.Hi Amy, come on over. I haven't posted what I made at Diana's yet. I left them at her studio to fire them and I think she is out of town for a show, so it will probably be a few weeks.
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