Lavender is native to the Mediterranean and loves dry, hot temperatures and sandy soils.As a result, it’s a good plant for BC’s Okanagan Valley, and is a highly recommended garden shrub for this drought-prone, desert-like climate.They are hardy, pretty, and the scent is lovely. In fact, science has proven that the scent of lavender is calming and relaxing.Here in the Okanagan, they grow everywhere, in boulevards and around parking lots and in garden plots. Just going for a walk exposes you to a gentle whiff or two.
Greetings from the lovely lavenders of the Okanagan Valley. 🙂
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What a beautiful plant, Lynette. I love to sprinkle lavender oil on my pillow case. 🙂
It’s so nice to fall asleep to that scent – heavenly. 🙂
Hi Lynette. Lavender is a great plant. Are the photos from your property?
No, unfortunately not. I bought a huge bouquet of them at the market and had to take some photos.
I love lavender so much! I had a beautiful bunch of it growing in my yard for a while, but we had to pull it out to redo the area and I never replanted.
They are so wonderful – just bushing lightly against them will release their scent, and of course they are fragrant when dried as well.
Sadly, I can’t tolerate the scent as it tends to trigger a migraine. The only way I could have it at all is because it was in an area I could see it, but wasn’t close enough to the house where I had to smell it too much.
So sorry to hear about your migraines! have never had one but a good friend of mine gets them (with an aura as well) and she can get hit pretty hard. She now gets botox shots for them and that seems to be working well for her.
The aura is a good indicator for me to grab the meds. The older I get, the worse scents tend to hit me but it isn’t just scents that trigger them. Sometimes the meds will moderate the migraine, other times, are just horrible. I didn’t used to get them all that often, but this year has been absolutely nightmarish in comparison.
So sorry to hear about this. From what I have seen from my friend, migraines are the worst!
They absolutely can be. Knowing the warning signs (too me forever to figure them out) makes a world of difference for me. The sooner I take something, the better I’m going to feel. If I wait too long, nothing helps.
Lavender is lovely, and it does soothe. It also grows in southern Spain, and you know I have a fondness for such an area. Yet another reason to take the plunge and move there?
Why not? Depends a lot of course on where you and Terry are in your lives, finances, all that stuff. But I often think of how much we box ourselves in with our choices. Then again, we are very privileged to be able to make such choices and decisions. My M and I are figuring this out now … I am retiring in three years (M is already retired) and we are looking at how to maximise our financial resources. We want to travel lots but also need to balance our choice of location with the ageing body … We seriously considered Europe (I have an EU passport through the UK – Brexit, ugh) but have reluctantly taken it off the table. One thing I do know is that these decisions can’t be forced. Good luck with that process but try to have fun with it too. 🙂
Lynette, thank you so much for sharing the information with images of this beautiful plant. First time I am seeing Lavender plant, it’s so beautiful!!
You are very welcome, Deeksha. 🙂 It’s such fun to exchange our cultural/geographical familiarities. 🙂
I love lavender!
It’s so lovely. 🙂
As always–beautiful pictures! I love lavender. There are so many great natural lavender products that are safe for perfuming/cleaning the house.
Thank you! 🙂 It really is a versatile plant.
too bad you couldn’t some how put the scent of the lavender on your site Lynette!
So true! Blogoscent! 🙂
Lavender is one of the most popular fragrances for handmade soaps, too. 🙂 ❤
It is! I love it so much. 🙂