Haircut for the Lavender

I suppose I waited too long to cut my lavender, as many of the flowers are already brown and dry, but it looked so nice out front I had to leave it just a little longer.  Plus, it still makes a nice arrangement, though I am leaving it outside to decorate the front step since it’d make too much of a mess inside.   I need to find a better spot to dry the lavender and so I can try this lavender lemonade recipe: http://www.lavenderfarm.com/recipes/lemonade.htm   I have about 3 times as much this year as I did last year, and now that I plan to add another lavender to the yard, I hope to someday be able to make some of those bath related products with it.

The pink flowers in the honey jar are from the princess bushes, which I need to call the nursery about how to best prune them, since they are getting big!  I have been deadheading them, not very thoroughly, and they still seem very happy in our very poor, clay-y soil.  Ahh, I love fresh cut flowers from my own garden!!

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