Posts tagged bouquets
Last Day
Today is the last day to take advantage of our free shipping promotion! All orders over $20 get free shipping, so your favorite lavender gifts can arrive just in times for Valentines Day. 

Body oil anyone? 

How about a romantic lavender bouquet that won't wilt or need to be thrown out in a week? 

Whatever you choose, we hope you enjoy your Valentines Day and that you enjoy the free shipping! Happy love day! 
Melissa Lavender
Melissa is one variety of lavender we grow here at the Lavender Apple Farm.

Melissa is an english lavender. It's tightly compact pink and white spikes make this a great plant for borders in gardens or for a beautiful contrast in bouquets.  Melissa is our earliest bloomer.  It's delicate slightly lemon scent make it an excellent choice for use in savory dishes.  

The Melissa essential oil is a very sought after and expensive oil.  The oil was written about by Nicolas Culpeper in 1653  " It causeth the mind and heart to become merry, and reviveth the heart, faiting, sleep and driveth away all."

Melissa essential oil is also an important ingredient in Carmelite water (distilled in france in 1611 by the carmelite order).

Well there is your lavender lesson for the month. Let us know if you'd like any of our Melissa Lavender to try in your culinary adventures, or perhaps to compliment a white color scheme in your home decor. We are happy to make custom orders! 

Lavender Bouquets
Valentines day is fast approaching! Are you ready? 

I don't know about you, but if you're like me, you can't help but sometimes feel like fresh flowers are a little bit wasteful. All that money spent (especially with the inflated prices around valentines day) just for the flowers to wilt and die a few days later. When my husband first married me, I told him not to waste his money on flowers. If he was going to spend the money, I wanted something more permanent. But as the years passed and I never got flowers, my emotional self was telling my practical self to be quiet! 

Well the perfect solution for a woman who loves flowers but hates to see them die a few days later, is a beautiful dried lavender bundle! 

We have hand cut our very own organic mountain grown lavender. We hang it to dry in our farm cottage. When its ready we bundle it up, wrap it in tissue paper or butchers paper, and tie it with a luxurious ribbon. It's such a unique gift!

Dried lavender bouquets from the Lavender Apple smell like heaven, but since they are dried, they will last forever! I have several beautiful bundles that are years old that are still placed in vases around my home. I love being able to have real flowers in my house that don't die right after the holiday. If you have a tricky someone to buy for on valentines day, a lavender bouquet is a gift I'm confident she's never received and will absolutely love.