Adventures in Everyday Entertaining
“ladies fair, I bring to you lavender with spikes of blue;
sweeter plant was never found growing on our english ground.”
This past weekend, we went into the Texas Hill Country to breath in the wonderful aroma of the lavender fields. Lavender grows really well in this region of Texas. Every year the town of Blanco hosts their annual Lavender Festival. This was our first time attending and what a treat! The festival itself was an array of booths displaying lavender products, local artists, and delightful crafts, all surrounding the county court house.
We also visited two of the local lavender farms; Miller Creek and Hill Country. Lovely to wander through the fields of lavender plants, talk to the proprietors about their harvesting process, and wander through the shelves and shelves of homemade lavender products. At Miller Creek, we even got to pick our own lavender in a section of their fields!
We had a really great time and have decided we will come back to the farms again — though next time we will visit prior to their big harvest so that we can see the Texan fields look like this:
One of our purchases was a Grosso Lavender plant, which is good for harvesting culinary lavender. Thanks to Hill Country Lavender Farm, here are a few tips for growing lavender in your yard: