Floral Friday: Lavender

Posted on Friday, April 17th, 2009

Hi and welcome to Floral Friday, today I am talking about the oh so french flower Lavender.

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The smell is so wonderful and really does make me feel like I want to take a nap (so relaxing). The color is so soft and delicate- lavender with a blue hue to it.

The life of an event florist- it’s 11pm on a Friday night, the height of wedding season and what am I doing? flowers of course. I waited to blog for Floral Friday (it is still Friday for another hour) until I had my bridal bouquet done for tomorrow because it had lavender in it and I wanted to share a picture of it with you.

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It has a combination of dried lavender

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fresh lavender

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and lavender foliage mixed with lavender roses and purple sweet peas.

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I don’t get much call for fresh lavender for weddings and as I have been putting this wedding together I have wondered why. It is so beautiful! I will gather photos from the photographer and do a bragspot on this wedding for sure.

I found this great information on lavender from Wikipedia- “The most common “true” species in cultivation is the Common Lavender Lavandula angustifolia (formerly L. officinalis). A wide range of cultivars can be found. Other commonly grown ornamental species are L. stoechas, L. dentata, and L. multifida.

Lavandula intermedia” or “Lavendin” is the most cultivated species for commercial use, since its flowers are bigger and the plants are easier to harvest, but Lavendin oil is regarded to be of a lower quality.

Lavenders are widely grown in gardens. Flower spikes are used for dried flower arrangements. The fragrant, pale purple flowers and flower buds are used in potpourris. Dried and sealed in pouches, they are placed among stored items of clothing to give a fresh fragrance and as a deterrent to moths. The plant is also grown commercially for extraction of lavender oil from the flowers. This oil is used as an antiseptic and for aromatherapy. Lavender is also used extensively as herbal filler inside Sachets used freshen linens and discourage moths from closets and drawers. Dried lavender flowers have also become recently popular used as confetti for tossing after a wedding.”

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check out these natural lavender bouts, I can’t wait to see it altogether.

Warm regards,

jeanne-sig-sm-white

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2 Responses to “Floral Friday: Lavender”

  1. Your lavender bouquet is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen! I LOVE lavender and the combination with sweet peas and lavender colored roses is stunning. Wow!

  2. Wow! The flower petals in shapes down the aisle is awesome! I have never seen that done before! I love it!

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