|Lavender Flowers in our herb garden|
|Fresh cut lavender ready for drying|
Our lavender bushes were the main concern today because the flowers can lose essential oils as the heat sets in later in the afternoon. We have to cut them in the morning so that they'll be at their best for later use. Afterwards, we hang them to dry in a cool, dark place and then use the flowers and buds in crafts like lavender sachets or Lavender Vanilla Sugar.
|Fresh cut chives|
Adds flavor to soups and sauces