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Sunday, July 03, 2005

Making a lavender wand - Garden Gate Magazine

We are visiting my sister, Denise, in Indio, California this weekend. It is hot, but we are headed to the mountains tomorrow for an small town 4th of July parade.

Denise had a copy of Garden Gate Magazine, which I have never seen before. It has a ton of great ideas and they also offer some free tips and hints on their web site.

Here is a photo essay on making a lavender wand.

Issue 62 - Make a Lavender Wand

After it is dried, the heads and buds of lavender can be used in soothing sachets, potpourris and bath bags. Or you can save the entire stem and use it in flower arrangements or as a fragrant fire starter for your woodburning stove.

Lavender is also an effective moth repellent. Here's how to create charming lavender "wands" that will keep your closet or drawer moth-free and smelling wonderful.


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