Lavender brings a fresh, beloved scent to indoor gardens. This beauty needs high light to grow its best. Keep plants on the dry side, allowing soil to dry out between waterings. Your best bet to get plants to develop blooms is to set them outside for the summer.
Botanical name: Lavandula stoechas ‘Bandera Purple’
Ruffled bedding in a muted lavender hue adorns the ornate wrought iron bed in this enchanting girl's bedroom. A frilled light fixture complements the bedding, and crisp white walls lend a bright, fresh feeling to the room.
White dishes help continue the bright, clean look of the loft onto the kitchen table, while a textured placemat and wood cutting board and bowl bright warmth and texture to the tabletop. A sprig of fresh lavender ties the design together.
A subtle-patterned wallpaper in lilac and white surrounds this kitchen with soft neutral color. Polished nickel light fixtures and fresh white cabinetry keep the space feeling bright and crisp. An informal dining area features a zinc tabletop and rattan klismos chairs, adding a contemporary touch to this transitional space.
A cluster of globe pendant lights hangs above the breakfast nook table, adding a fresh, modern look to the transitional space. The tufted lavender purple settee injects a sophisticated pop of color, while graphic patterned chairs bring a playful touch to this dining area.
This silver serving tray shines atop the fluffy white linens in this bedroom showcasing a breakfast of fresh cantaloupe, toast and orange juice. The matching silver teapot and cream dish complete the set, and a vase of lavender adds a soft touch of purple.
Catnip flowers can be made into a tea for insomniacs or headache sufferers. This member of the mint family has a faint, minty fragrance and small, lavender flowers. Use three or four teaspoons of fresh leaves for tea, or one teaspoon of dried catnip leaves.
Buck the trend of fresh cut floral this spring and instead set a center piece that can be used long after the party ends. Here, a trio of potted lavender adds a springtime scent to the table, and with the right amount of water it can last through spring and into summer.