Lavender Love…

There is something achingly beautiful about fields of Lavender…

lavender at Hoop Top House


Row upon row…

Field after field…

Well, I don’t have a whole field but we have had good success with growing lavender at Hoop Top House.

I wanted to harvest some for drying and keep some in the gardens to look at and enjoy…

harvesting lavener at Hoop Top House


Last night I cut small bunches and hung them from jute. They will gets lots of air movement and have the protection of the overhang.

My Pinterest board Lavender Love has lots of stunning and unexpected ideas for using lavender…

Like this image from Sacred Mountain Lavender

Click on the link above and you will find some wonderful recipes…

products from sacred mountain lavender B.C. Canada

You can also buy their products online

While browsing through Pinterest I also came upon two posts from Centsational Girl

She grows lavender and shares recipes like this Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade from Centsational Girl

How fresh and cool it looks… perfect for a hot summer day.

Centsational Girl lavender wreath tutorial

and if you are the crafty type…

Click over to see how to make this amazing lavender wreath

So beautiful!

My lavender harvest is quite modest but I am ridiculously proud of it!!

Hanging Lavener at Hoop Top House


The gardens are lush right now… we have had lots of rain and humidity.

Gardens at Hoop Top House


These beauties make me smile.

We are really enjoying sitting out back and relaxing in the evenings surrounded by the blooms and birds…

Hosta at Hoop Top House



in the gardens at Hoop Top House  

  Hydrangea at Hoop Top House


the gardens at Hoop Top House


Do you grow lavender? I would love to hear all the ways you use and enjoy it in your home!

Thank you for taking the time to pop over today… I really appreciate each and every one of you and look forward to your comments!! 



  1. Cynthia – I just found a recipe for lavender biscuits. It’s just a matter of time before I try them! Do you make anything like that with your lavender?

    • Cynthia says:

      Hi Eli,
      We bought some lavender vinegar and added it to some salad dressings and that was beautiful…I have also had amazing lavender creme brûlée… but I didn’t make it.
      I am going to try the biscuit idea, it sounds super!

  2. Love the fields of lavender… super jealous!

  3. I love lavender too, Cynthia! Your pics are so pretty and inspiring! I wanted to create some things this year with the lavender, but it seemed like overnight the blooms were past their prime already. I might still try to “harvest” some of the dried flowers still on the plants…

    • Hi Laura,
      I wasn’t fast enough to get all mine cut in it’s prime either… but I like seeing it on the plant to much to chop it all off anyway… It is so pretty, I just want to sit in the garden and smell it!

  4. The lavender is is the rest of your garden. I’d be ridiculously proud of it too.

    I love the calming scent of lavender. I’d love to start growing some to have for essential oils and spa recipes.

    Thank you for sharing!

  5. Cynthia, I just love the smell of lavender! I don’t grow any but I definitely should! Your photos are just gorgeous!!! I use a lavender spray when I iron my bed linens and they always smell so wonderful. Thanks for sharing and have a fabulous weekend! Pinning!

    • Cynthia says:

      HI Cindy,
      Lavender spray is devine!! I remember being in a Bed & Breakfast in Nova Scotia and the owner had used it… I wanted to stay in that bed all day!!
      Hoppe you have a great day!!

  6. Such gorgeous photos, Cynthia!! So pretty. We don’t have any lavender. I may need to get some immediately! Pinning. xoxo

  7. Dianne Gingrich says:

    I checked out your Lavender Pinterest board. i love it.
    I need to plant one of those.
    Enjoy the nice weather.

  8. Beautiful! I am going to look at that wreath tutorial now!

  9. Gorgeous photos Cynthia – I love lavender too {sigh}, have a wonderful day!

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