This is a book that celebrates the beauty of lavender and its many uses - medicinal, in beauty preparations, in decorations, cookery and gifts. It is a comprehensive guide to all the different types of lavender, and how to cultivate and harvest them. It features over 50 inspirational ideas for using fresh and dried lavender throughout the home. It includes over 300 glorious, specially commissioned photographs of lavender through the seasons, in and out of the home. Lavender is one of the most beloved herbs in the garden. Because lavender dries so well, retaining much of its color and all of its scent, it can be used all year round. With an introduction on its history and folklore and a whole chapter on how to cultivate, nurture and dry lavender, this book is not merely a celebration but a wealth of information and fascinating detail. Illustrated with fabulous specially commissioned photographs, this book is a unique evocation of one of our most beautiful plants: one that has been loved for centuries, carried and cultivated around the world, and prized for its unique properties and enchanting aromatic powers.
Tessa Evelegh is a writer, photographic stylist and craft artist specializing in home style, craft and garden ideas. She writes regular features on using plants and flowers in the home for several magazines as well as contributing to The Sunday Times, the Telegraph magazine, Inspirations, Period Living, Prima and BBC Good Food. She is the author of The Decorated Garden Room, Napkins, Table Settings, Spicecrafts, Herbcrafts, A Year in the Country, Household Wisdom, Lavender: A Heritage Book of Creative Ideas, and 500 Decorating Tips for the House & Garden.