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The Lavender Garden: Beautiful Varieties to…

The Lavender Garden: Beautiful Varieties to Grow and Gather

by Robert Kourik

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A good reference if you already know about lavendar. I picked this up because I have a small plant I'm trying to cultivate but I don't really know what to do with it. The thing is itty-bitty and doesn't have many flowers yet. This book was not helpful with that. The specific reference information is great--there's an overview of the many different kinds of lavendar plants, the uses, and some interesting recipes. But I still don't know at what point I should harvest my plant or when it may grow to a useful size. ( )
  Krumbs | Mar 31, 2013 |
Book offers tips and ideas on things to make. Buy it if it's on sale. ( )
  beckie.rogers | Feb 10, 2011 |
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If you consider yourself a lavender lover--that is to say, if you are mesmerized by the plant's delicious aroma, enchanted by its long, rich history, and passionate about its medicinal uses, The Lavender Garden is for you. This lovely book offers instructions on growing, maintaining, harvesting, and drying the plant. Author Robert Kourik includes a comprehensive profile of each variety including history, cultivation, bloom period, flower and foliage shapes, and landscape and culinary use--information that's most useful in determining which of the 16 varieties are right for one's garden. Each entry also contains suggestions on companion plantings that achieve the most aesthetic effect.

The sections on craft projects and culinary uses are outstanding. Kourik offers simple instructions on making oils, potpourri, perfume, and pillows, and the ins and outs of cooking with lavender. Twelve recipes and a list of display gardens and seed sources round out the back of the book. If you are looking to grow your knowledge about varieties of lavender, or would like to foster a friend's interest, The Lavender Garden is sure to delight. --Karen Karleski

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