|Yardley’s English Lavender, 1929|
I can't grow lavender up here in North Queensland, it's far too humid. In Southern Queensland and Victoria however, lavender grows really well and there are lots of lavender farms. Lavender is one of the reasons I dream of moving back to Victoria!
|Harvesting at Bridestowe lavender farm|
Luckily my parents have moved back, to Benalla in North East Victoria, and their new home has a garden full of lavender. When I visited n January I helped them pick it and tie it in bunches to dry in the shed. Of course I took one bunch home with me too.
Of course lavender grows very well in France as well. Provence is also on my travel wish list.
|Lavender field, Provance.|
It's a 1933 Delage. Gorgeous isn't it. Probably out of my price range, if this stunning, but lots smaller, skyscraper clock also from 1933 is anything to go by - it recently sold for over $10.000:
|An Air King Skyscraper 52|
Designed by Harold Van Doren, c 1933
|1930s quilted lavender evening dress|
And imagine myself here:
|Afternoon tea amidst the lavender, source|
Maybe one day...
Do you love lavender?