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Vlog#5 Lavender Angustifolia

Vlog#5 Lavender Angustifolia

Discover the Beauty and Benefits of Lavender Angustifolia

Hello, lovely folks! It's Kay Saarinen from Saarinen Organics, and today, I'm thrilled to share all about the delightful Lavender Angustifolia, also known as true lavender

1. Meet Lavender Angustifolia: The Aromatic Gem

  • Common Name: Lavender true
  • Botanical Name: Lavandula angustifolia

2. How to Grow Lavender Angustifolia: Nature's Beauty in Your Garden Lavender is not only stunning to look at, but it's also a pleasure to grow. Here's what you need to know to nurture this fragrant gem:

  • Sunlight: Lavender adores the sun, so find a sunny spot in your garden where it can bask in the sunlight for at least 6-8 hours a day.

  • Well-Draining Soil: Lavender thrives in well-draining soil, so make sure it's not waterlogged. Sandy or loamy soil works best.

  • Watering: Once established, Lavender is quite drought-tolerant. Avoid overwatering and allow the soil to dry out between watering sessions.

3. Best Conditions for Growing Lavender Angustifolia

  • Climate: Lavender loves a Mediterranean-like climate, with warm days and cool nights. It can tolerate mild winters but may need protection in frost-prone areas.

  • Container Growing: If your climate is too cold or your garden space is limited, consider growing Lavender in containers that you can move indoors during the colder months as in if you get snow.

4. Harvesting Lavender Angustifolia: Capturing the Aroma Harvesting Lavender is a joyous experience, and the timing is crucial for preserving its essential oils and delightful fragrance.

  • Timing: Harvest Lavender when the flower buds have formed but haven't fully opened yet. This is usually in the morning when the oils are most concentrated.

  • Cutting Technique: Snip the flower stems just above the leaves, leaving enough foliage for the plant to continue growing.

5. Lavender for Skin and Health: A Healing Herb Lavender isn't just a treat for the senses; it's also renowned for its skincare and health benefits:

  • Calming Aromatherapy: Lavender's calming aroma can help ease stress and promote relaxation, making it a perfect addition to your self-care routine.

  • Soothing Skincare: Lavender's gentle properties can soothe and nourish the skin. Its essential oil is often used in skincare products for its calming and rejuvenating effects.

  • Natural Sleep Aid: Lavender's scent has been shown to improve sleep quality and promote a peaceful night's rest.

Embrace the Lavender Love! Lavender Angustifolia is a garden treasure that not only adds beauty to your landscape but also offers a host of wellness benefits. From its aromatic blooms to its therapeutic properties, Lavender is truly a gift from nature. Whether you're planting it for its beauty, its healing benefits, or both, Lavender will undoubtedly become a cherished part of your life.

I hope you've enjoyed this journey into the world of Lavender Angustifolia. Happy gardening and may the sweet fragrance of Lavender fill your days with blissful serenity! Stay tuned for more delightful botanical explorations with Saarinen Organics.

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