Hi Sweet Reader–
I am so excited to start this new part of my blog with you!
In addition to regular posts about life and love and Jesus, you will find practical and thoughtful snippets that I am sharing about gardening from my own backyard. Today we are going to make a simple summer bouquet using mint and lavender that you may already have in your garden.
Whether you garden, or not, this will be a relaxing place to learn, watch, and ask questions. Full of fun ideas and interesting things I have learned in all my gardening pursuits, I am sure you will enjoy this part of the journey.
So, pass it on and leave me comments with your thoughts. Because, you friends, are a part of my life and I want to share it with you!
Start Here for your Simple Summer Bouquet
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!
Thanks for stopping by my garden! Until next week!!