I have a large patch of lavender and mint outside my picture window. This patch is great from May through the first frost. These two make for a beautiful bouquet that smells great. Easy to grow, these two herbs have bright complementing colors.
You can also find lavender and mint in pots that grow well on your porch, regularly watered and in the sun. This may be a smart alternative if you don’t want to plant them in the ground. Both of these plants spread and can easily take over. So be mindful of where you plant them.
1. You will want some sharp scissors or clippers to cut with. It is best to clip early in the morning or in the later afternoon when the plants are a bit cooler.
2. Depending on the size of vase you use, this will determine how long to make the stems. I tend to go for longer stems that I can cut down.
3. Start with cutting your mint and lavender down toward the base of the plant. 3-4 stems of each should do for a smaller to medium size vase.
4. Once you have cut the lavender and mint, pull the leaves off the bottom 1/3-1/2 of the stems. This will keep the water from getting gross.
5. Fill your vase with cool water.
6. Arrange the lavender and mint into your vase, clipping the stem bottom as you go to allow for adequate hydration.
7. A beautiful summer bouquet that smells great!