Monday, June 29, 2015

Mosaic Monday #48 Lavender Fair

I ♥ Lavender!
My lavender is flowering so I'm having a lavender fair of collages this week.
The lavender hedge that runs along the front of the house is stunning when in bloom.
I grow mostly 'Munstead' with a few 'Hidcote' plants and occasionally the annual 'Stoechas'.
Bees, butterflies and other pollinators love lavender too.
Lavender linens.
Lavender tea in the garden.
Lavender china.
For my tips on growing lavender, visit the Lavender and Lace page under the header.

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47 comments:

  1. Good Morning, Judith

    I just love this lavender post. Your lavender hedge is just gorgeous. I love the scent of lavender. Considering I have perfume allergies, I find lavender to be relaxing. Your images and mosaics are simply beautiful. Thanks for hosting, have a happy day!

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  2. Bonjour Judith,
    Your lavender is simply stunning, I have a couple of lavender bushes in my potager to encourage the bees to visit and I love it!
    Happy MM from Normandy

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  3. Good morning and thank you Judith for everything. I absolutely adore Lavender. I have tried to grow it, but their feet get to wet here, no matter how I try planting them, they get soaked and parish. I have worn only Lavender fragrances for over 15 years now and always get compliments. I drink Lavender teas, use Lavender soaps, Eau De Parfum and also have a small jar of Lavender sugar to sprinkle on special warm breads. Even my cleaning items are the ones that have Lavender in them, and it truly is never overpowering, just such calming fragrance. So you see why, I really enjoyed your post. Happy week Judith~

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  4. I ♥ Lavender too!! (Who wouldn't?) This post is really lovely, Judith. I can almost feel the enchanting scent. The hedge looks stunning and so do all your lavender-related items.
    Thank you for hosting MM and have a great week ahead!

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  5. I need a little more lavender around my house. Yours is so pretty in all it's modes. Thanks again for hosting and happy Monday!

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  6. Dearest Judith; Oh My, your "lavender fair of collages" are stunningly beautiful♡♡♡ I DO wish to see your gorgeous lavender hedge :-) Your garden must be the heaven for the visitors 'Bees, butterflies and other pollinators'♪  Loved to see the Lavender china and the Lavender tea in the garden must be heavenly as well♫♫♫ Thank you very much for the post of feast for the eyes (wish the right phrase). Have a great new week.
    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in Canada, xoxo Miyako*

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  7. Lovely post! I haven't had a chance to plant lavender at the new house yet. Must get that done! Have a wonderful day!

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  9. All your lavender items look wonderful Judith. I'll be missing from Mosaic Monday for a couple of weeks while we are visiting with family in BC.

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  10. Such beauty. Love that you have a lavender tea set.

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  11. Beautiful post Judith.......lovely photos!
    Thanks for sharing the beauty of lavender.

    Happy Mosaic Monday!
    Ruby

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  12. Your yard must smell wonderfully. So what is the secret to get it grow so gloriously? I have planted it and it never over winters;sometimes it doesn't even bloom. It would be nice to have some to place around the house.

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  13. Oh my, Judith, you've outdone yourself with these lavender mosaics. They're just beautiful! I especially liked the tea in the garden photos, and the first mosaic of the lavender growing in your front yard. I'm certain it's even more spectacular to see in person. Have a great week! ~ Phyllis

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  14. Judith I love your beautiful mosaics filled with lavender colours. They are gorgeous! My plant is so old I don't know what it's called now but I gave it a good haircut this spring and it's about to bloom. It must smell lovely along your walkway when you brush against it. I hope you have a beautiful rainless week!

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  15. Lavender is soothing....even a lavender post is soothing! I can just image how wonderful your border of lavender must smell. Wish I could see it in person. Enjoy your day Sis and thanks for the party! Sweet hugs, Diane

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  16. Lavender, Lavender ... everywhere Lavender! Heehaw!!! Gorgeous post. My lavender plants do not last very long here. I think it's just too humid. I do have one plant that has hung on (at least parts of it) for over a year and I love it! Happy Monday and thanks for hosting!

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  17. Oh my! Such gorgeous collages of lavender! I think I linked, but I'll be back to check. I don't see it now.

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  18. We share a love of lavender! My Kirkland garden is in lavender bloom now and we'd just planted a bed of lavender in the Greek garden. Lavender is heaven scent or sent!

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  19. I love lavender, too! Great scent. I smell it while reading the post :-)

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  20. O)h Judith you have the prettiest lavender - and prettiest lavender things!

    What a great post, and I am going over to your "how to" post as well. Thanks for that!

    And thank you for hosting - have a wonderful and blessed week! ♥

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  21. PS

    And lavender is a great way to keep away mosquitos and deer!

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  22. You have reminded me how I simply MUST get to Squim, WA and see their lavender farms. Lovely as always! I am dashing off to work, but will come back and see your tips on growing lavender.
    Wishing you a blessed week.
    Gayle from Behind the Garden Gate

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  23. Your lavender hedge is beautiful, Judith. I love how lavender is both airy and colorful at the same time. Mine is blooming, too, and it's time to cut some of it for drying.
    Wonderful mosaics featuring the plant and color you love!

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  24. Beautiful! I'm so envious of your lavender.

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  25. Beautiful lavender and mosaics. The hedge along the stone walk and wall is just wonderful.

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  26. Hello Judith. I have enjoyed walking around your mosaic garden. I can almost smell the lavender!

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  27. Your lavender hedge is spectacular, Judith! I have found that lavender is on of the perennials that does well in my Colorado garden. I have a few nice patches of it and will definitely plant more next year

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  28. Hi Judith! I love your wonderfull pictures and your lavender tea set. Its a such a treasure! I made some butterflies from cloth and woolstring. Thank you for inspiration!

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  29. Your lavender photos and collages are wonderful and you have so many lavender in your garden. I do grow lavender in my garden but only in pots. Our soil is really too wet. In autumn I take cuttings for the next season.
    Lovely teaset too!

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  30. Oh Judith I wait every year for your lavender...and this year they look fabulous and these mosaics are simply a delight....an art form and creative wonder!

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  31. Stunning presentation of all things lavender. So love the the romance of the second collage. Simply beautiful.

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  32. Judith what a wonderful group of lavender photos. Worth many visits back. Thank you for Mosaic Monday 48. Have a wonderful week.

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  33. So many pretty pictures! You have such a pretty blog! How in the world do yoy make such beautiful. Collages???

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  34. I'm in lavender heaven! Sadly, the lavender that was growing in my garden bit the dust last year. Perhaps, I should try to grow them again!

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  35. Lavender is my favorite garden flower. Beautiful post. I can smell them from here. Have a lovely week and thank you for hosting.

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  36. Hello, Judith.
    Wow...!Fabulous collection of lavender photos! Your lavender tea set, handkerchiefs and postcard are beautiful. I went a small park in Osaka with my friends the other day. We found a small lavender bed there, and I thought of you. Glad to join you today. My husband went to Tokyo to attend a company meeting, seeing old friends. Thanks to my sister-in-law's help I had a lot of free time. I was alone but I was verrry happy!

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  37. Your lavender hedge DOES look amazing! I planted one last year, but only half of it survived. I know I planted two different varieties, but I'll have to check to see which one survived (I hope I kept the tags). The surviving plants look great right now with all their purple heads nodding in the breeze :) You have some beautiful lavender pieces in your linens and china Judith. Enjoy your week!
    Wendy

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  38. What wonderful mosaics you've shared of your favorite plant, Judith. Whenever I see lavender, I always think of you!

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  39. What a fabulously romantic post. Lavender is such an amazing plant. Although you said they are easy to grow, it's totally by chance with me. I tried growing quite a number of lavender plants these past two years. Some form beautiful mounts with robust flowers, others struggle. I planted them all the same way (the same way you suggested in your "Lavender and Lace" section). The only difference is where they are located in my garden (although they are not very far apart).

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  40. A lavender hedge would be fantastic! It must smell heavenly, Judith.

    Karen

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  42. Your mosaics are creative and so pretty today, Judith. I really enjoyed seeing the lavender and the bees and butterfly, as well as your lavender linens and tea things. I want you to know that bloggers have changed my garden; you, by encouraging me to grow lavender. My patch is small but I enjoy it. You also changed my garden by giving me Ami majus seeds - I am still growing it! Did you start growing it again from the seed I shared with you (after you shared with me)? I have shared the seed with another gardening friend as well. We're off to Mom's house this a.m. to talk with someone about an estate sale. Things are progressing. :)
    Hugs, Beth

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  43. Such beautiful lavender!!! I have a lavender hedge too, so I understand why you like yours so much! The bugs love them too don't they which is so good! xx

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  44. Hi Judith, I am totally in awe of your garden!!! I can see why you're a freelance garden writer/photographer; you're certainly more than qualified. I love lavender, but the times I've tried to grow it, it didn't like me. :) I think I needed to have mine in less rich dirt, so I may try growing it in its own separate planter or bed. Yours is absolutely gorgeous.

    You've created some very artistic mosaics this week. Thanks for sharing some snaps of your lovely garden. I hope you have a great week!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  45. So lovely! I have French lavender this year, and a Munstead I believe. I love it.

    Deanna

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