Explore the diverse and practical uses of dried lavender bouquets to infuse your surroundings with the calming essence of lavender. From decorative accents to culinary delights, these versatile bundles are ready to enhance every corner of your home. Hand-harvested and carefully dried in our barn, our lavender bouquets offer not only aesthetic charm but also a range of practical uses. In this blog post we will delve into the lavender varieties we grow for dried bouquets, providing insights into their colors, stem lengths, and overall appearances.
Meet Lavandula Angustifolia “Avice Hill,” a cultivar originating from New Zealand. With stems reaching an impressive 13"-17" in length, this variety stands out for its elegance and commanding presence. Ideal for creating stunning decor, no-maintenance vase bouquets, or even as a unique addition to culinary endeavors.
In the world of dried lavender, "Betty’s Blue" captivates with its deep violet-blue hue. While its stems measure a modest 9"-12", the vibrant color and light aroma make it an excellent choice for crafts, baking, and adding a touch of natural elegance to any setting.
Lavandula Angustifolia “Folgate” graces us with its lighter periwinkle color and curvy stems, measuring approximately 12-14". A versatile choice, this lavender variety is perfect for decor, creating sachet pillows, and contributing a subtle floral touch to culinary ventures.
Indulge in the sophistication of Lavandula x Intermedia, or French Lavender, with "Grosso." Standing at an impressive 18"-20" in stem length, this bouquet is not recommended for culinary use due to its high essential oil content. Instead, let it elevate your decorative displays, sachets, or bath products.
Lavandula Angustifolia “Melissa” delights with its beautiful white-pink blossoms and a unique scent that sets it apart from its purple counterparts. With stems measuring approximately 9"-11", this variety offers a delicate charm perfect for various decorative and aromatic purposes.
True to its name, Lavandula Angustifolia "Melissa Lilac" boasts a lovely lilac color, long straight stems, and sturdy structure, measuring around 13" in length. This variety adds a touch of elegance to any arrangement or DIY project.
For a touch of regal elegance, Lavandula Angustifolia "Royal Velvet" stands as one of the most popular lavender types for dried bouquets. With long and sturdy stems, approximately 13" in length, this variety brings both visual appeal and a light, pleasing aroma to your creative endeavors.
Lavandula Angustifolia "Sachet" offers longer stems, measuring approximately 13"-16" in length. With a mild aroma, this variety is a versatile choice for creating elegant sachets, enhancing decor, or adding a subtle fragrance to your space.
Wondering how to make the most of your dried lavender bouquet? We've got you covered with five creative and practical ways to incorporate these fragrant bundles into your home.
Maintenance-Free Vase Bouquet: Simply place your dried lavender bouquet in a vase for an effortlessly chic and maintenance-free floral arrangement. Position it in a sunny room to enhance the release of essential oils, filling the air with the soothing fragrance of lavender.
Aromatherapy in the Shower: Elevate your shower experience by hanging a dried lavender bouquet in the shower. The steam will work its magic, releasing the essential oils for a truly relaxing aromatherapy session. Hang it away from direct water sources and replace as needed to ensure a continuous burst of freshness.
Enhance Packaging and Gifts: Add a touch of natural elegance to your packaging or gifts by incorporating dried lavender sprigs. Elevate your presentation with these aromatic accents. Additionally, consider garnishing appetizers or crafting fancy cocktails with a sprinkle of dried lavender for a delightful culinary touch.
Culinary Exploration: Transform your dried lavender bouquet into a culinary treasure. Place it in a pillowcase and gently roll to debud the lavender for cooking or baking purposes. The pillowcase not only aids in removing debris but also simplifies the transfer of buds to your storage container. Opt for Lavandula Angustifolia (English Lavender) for the best culinary results. Each of our lavender bouquets contains approximately 1 cup of buds, weighing over 1/2 an ounce.
Potpourri Refresh: Revitalize your favorite spaces by sprinkling dried lavender buds into your potpourri mix. The aromatic infusion will bring a renewed sense of freshness to any room, creating an inviting and soothing ambiance.
Indulge in the richness of dried lavender bouquets, each variety crafted to elevate your surroundings and inspire your creative pursuits. From decor to culinary adventures, let the diverse charms of these lavender bundles unfold in your hands.