Lavender flowers

posted 3 years ago in Flowers
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@rusticbee2014:  This sounds like a beautiful idea. I didn’t use lavender in my wedding, but I’ve seen photos of lavender bouquets and they always look lovely. One tiny thing, though: I do have a dear friend who gets very sick (headache/nausea) around lavender-scented things. For some reason she just has an intense aversion to the smell. If you’re going to use a lot of lavender, you may want to mention it in advance so that folks can be aware. I don’t know how common this aversion is!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Initially I thought I wanted lavendar, but I was mistaking it for lilac.

Now I have freeze dried deep purple lilac petals (35 cups) and I plan to use it sort of as confetti around & in my centerpieces & paid $100.

I think lavendar is neat, but just doing like solid lavendar bundles wasn’t something in searching that I really liked. This was an idea that I found beautiful:

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

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Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@rusticbee2014:  Hi Rustic Bee,

 

The lilas petals I bought will keep for many months, if not years, if kept in the right environment. I bought mine from Flyboynaturals.com & it’s called deep purple lilac petals.

In my wedding board, at the top there is a picture of the petals, although in real life they is a tad less vibrant, although still absolutely beautiful.

They are pretty delicate, but if you treat them with care they could probably be resold.

ETA:(ugh, my computer won’t post the pic. I’ll repost it later)

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Lavender is definitely NOT hard to grow (at least in my climate), but you’d need a lot of space for all the lavender you’d need to DIY. 😉

ALL of these pictures are so pretty. I think you’ll have some beautiful options.

Post # 11
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Helper bee

I adore lavender, I’ve got at least different varieties in my garden! I love the rustic look it gives, and the scent is divine! 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We used lavender and wheat boutonnieres, I bought them from a seller on etsy but they seemed like they would be simple enough to make.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

@rusticbee2014:  have a look here: http://www.thelavenderg.co.uk/catalogue.htm

i’m currently growing Hidcote, Old English Group and Madrid Purple. They’re all really hardy and so easy to grow. 

Madrid Purple has the delicate petals that sprout out of the top, Hidcote and OEG are the more traditional Provençal Lavender. They all smell gorgeous to me! 

Post # 16
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Helper bee

@rusticbee2014:  mine are in partial shade; they do best in full sunlight but being in partial shade certainly hasn’t hurt them. 

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