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Lavender’s Blue

Blog Post #57

Imagine, if you will, a beautiful, warm, sunny morning  — blue sky, slight breeze and three friends on their way on a little adventure. Their destination? A tranquil lavender farm tucked away in the Fraser Valley. That was Dani, Judi and I on our way to the Tuscan Farm Gardens in Abbotsford on this gorgeous Sunday morning.

Have you been to a lavender farm? It is spectacular, especially at the height of the blooming season!

Lavender at Tuscan Farm Gardens
Lavender at Tuscan Farm Gardens

 

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Another view of the lavender at the farm

Lavender is a hardy, perennial that can grow up to 60 centimetres tall. Lavender can be planted in flower beds, or along the edge of a path or even in containers, adding their colour and fragrance to where ever it grows.

Did you know that lavender can have purple flowers that range from pale mauve to deep blue or intense violet as well as white or pink?

Lavender has many uses and benefits; from culinary delights in honey, tea and coffee (try Lavender and Earl Grey tea, or an iced lavender coffee or a lavender latte) — to aromatherapy uses to soothe insect bites, to induce a calm, serene mood for relaxation, and stress relief.

Water Lily at the lavender farm
Water Lily at the lavender farm

We arrived at the farm, ready for a leisurely walk around the gardens, happy and chatting. The air was delicately scented with the flowers in bloom and the view was awash in the vibrant colours of showy petals — roses: pale yellow, vivid pink, luscious reds; swathes of poppies, blazing red in green fields — and of course, lavender. The purple, and mauve hues of the lavender plants washed across the green fields in a cloudy haze.

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Judi sitting in the gazebo

We followed the path cut through the lavender, bees humming busily among the flowers, sipping the sweetness of the plants. Every few steps, we breathed in the heady scent of the lavender. Heavenly…

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Dani talking to Judi in the gazebo

 

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Yellow roses in bloom at Tuscan Farm Gardens

 

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Vista of lavender

 

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Walking down the lavender path

 

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Outside the apothecary at the farm

 

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Friends at the farm — laughter, sunshine and lavender!

The day was perfect — I can’t think of a more wonderful way to spend a Sunday than with beautiful women in a lovely garden surrounded by lavender.

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Brynne’s Daily Drawing #57

Brynne's Daily Drawing #57

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