Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lavender harvest and a little country

For the last couple of early evenings and still many more to come, I have been harvesting my many bushes of lavender. Planted right in front of my home, under our windows . The smell this time of year is heavenly. Of course where does my mind go...if its not 'Mousehole village' in England I get transported too, its France! I best do some travelling or not....It all seems to be right here at my front and back door. I plan to store and keep my harvest for lavender sachet's, hand creams and to flavor sugars for gifts. Just outside my kitchen grows a glorious English Country garden. Hollyhocks and bluebells, foxgloves and roses. Added to my garden this year are some beautiful Chinese lanterns. Just look at the folds in their petals. Each petal being of a different shape. They look so vintage. Summer here is Bright, warm, full of fragrance... delightful truly happy.

A happy day to you


sarah said...

What a beautiful home you have. It's just like something from a storybook.

Unknown said...

Suzanne your garden is beautiful! I LOVE lavendar - what a wonderful idea to plant it right outside your windows. I think I just might do that this year when spring arrives here again. I hope my seed packet makes it to you soon if it hasn't already :) Happy Holidays.

Tirza said...

Oh, beautiful garden. Makes me wish for summer. Here in Oregon it is cold!

softearthart said...

Just lovely, I can smell the lavender from here, cheers Marie

Susan said...

I wish I was walking up through the lavender, brushing against it as I make my way to your door--I can just imagine the beautiful scent.
Thank you for the parcel, dear friend. It's been so hectic since I arrived home, but I will catch up soon and have to tell you, yours will probably be late for the holidays...that's my life ;-)! XOXO

Theresa said...

It's exquisite! All of it.

Happy Whimsical Hearts said...

You have a wonderful garden :-) Growing up my mum cultivated a cottage garden, it was so beautiful to grow up enjoying it

Lap Dog Knits said...

Beautiful...so pretty.
I live in a climate that allows gardening all year long.
You have lovely photos and I'm thinking I should add a few more flowers to my yard after seeing your home - thanks for sharing.

Happy Holidays.

Sharon said...

Oh my gosh, your hollyhocks are simply beautiful! I never have good luck when I plant them.

Your blog is so refreshing and I feel happy every time I visit.

Happy New Year to you and your family!

Kelly said...

Dear Suzzane
Hope you are enjoying a bright, sunny day with that lavender smell on the gentle breeze and butterflies fluttering about. Summer seems like a far off dream here with us in the depths of winter - grey, wet days.
Just popping in quickly to wish you a very happy, blessed new year. Hope you had a wonderful family christmas and so far a beautiful new year. Love to you

Valarie said...

Hello Dear Suzanne, I'm just stopping by to wish you a very happy new year. I wish you the very best this year can bring. Be well friend. Sending you big hugs.

Only in Louisiana ~ documenting the adventures we call Life! said...

Had some time to go blog hopping today and found you! Love the lavendar...it is my all time favorite and sadly we have a hard time growing it in Louisiana. Glad to find you!

Deb said...

What a gorgeous blog you have! Your garden is amazing & I can just imagine how fabulous the aroma is with lavender planted underneath your windows. I have the same perennials growing in my English Country Garden including the Chinese lanterns :-)
Have a wonderful weekend & I look forward to stopping by again.

suzanne said...

Happy Whimsical hearts~

I cant seem to leave a comment on your blog

Thank you all for your comments and wishes. I will be popping by to visit too.

A happy day

Rebecca Watkins said...

Hi Suzanne!
I am a fellow Waldorf mama from the UK! I read this great post on your sublime cottage garden and put it into my brand new linky list on my blog post. I know my readers will be delighted to discover your blog and I hope you'll come by and meet me on mine. If you want to post your recent posts on it, Seasonal Celebration Sunday opens every Sunday afternoon and remains open for 4 days. http://naturalmothersnetwork.com/seasonal-celebration-sunday/seasonal-celebration/ Rebecca x

Mike said...

I love the flowers you have. They are beautiful.