A couple of peonies and an artichoke flower photographed in a vase
with a turtle-shape opening.
The same wood-fired vase appears quite different from opposite sides.
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Lavender flowers have long been dried to preserve the scent year-round.
My mini-vases display the unopened buds from lavender tops.
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What a fine discovery, on my part, to learn these tiny succulent blossoms
dry to be enjoyed all year long.
June 20, 2016 at 3:24 pm
Susan, I really needed to have purchased one of your small vases! I have lavender that should be cut. I have a friend that uses it to make lavender wands. I usually give her late season cuttings …. realized I should be giving her the early cuttings. Usually I do not want to early cut my plants but one plant is so large that it I certainly could afford to cut it now.
July 10, 2016 at 5:21 am
I hope to see you again at a show. In the meantime, if you are ever south of Eugene, you are welcome to come visit my studio. Do you have my contact info?
Lavender bounces back so well from a pruning. In fact my plants do better if I cut them back severely most years. And it can bloom twice in a season if you cut the flowers early. For lavender wands, I believe you want the flowers before they open, so that is the best time to prune for a second bloom.
July 10, 2016 at 3:26 pm
I did not get the lavender cut and so with our rains, it flops. I will remember for next year what you are telling me about a second blooming. I could use the info about how to find your studio. Thank you.