Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lovely Lavender


Recently, I've noticed an uptick in inquiries for lavender...
both fresh, in floral arrangements, and dried for wedding work.

Lavender calms, is an antibiotic, and is an anti-depressant. 
Those are great credentials! 
Picture yourself in this chair and I guarantee that stress will roll right off you!

The name Lavender is derived from the Latin word "lavare", meaning to wash, and relates to this herb's healing properties. It is grown widely on the west coast of the US, as well as throughout the world. 
Who hasn't seen photos of these sweeping purple vistas and wished they could transport themselves immediately?


The essential oils of the lavender are extracted and then used in countless personal care items
such as soaps, lotions, even candles and foods.

 Have you tried lavender ice cream? It's not as strange as it may sound...

A bridal bouquet of nothing but dried lavender stalks, gently tied with velvet ribbon. 
So sweet!

Place a pretty bunch of dried lavender near your bed for a lovely calming scent in the evening.

Or brew some lavender buds along with your regular tea.
Then relax!

Bloomers Floral Design
122 South Front St.
Wilmington, NC 28401