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"The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size."
- Gertrude S Wister
About LavenderLavender is not only a herb, well-known for its healing powers, but also a nice flowers. As a flower it is used for making bouquets nicer. In Romania they particularly like Lavenders. Its nice color and scent can only complements successfully any bouquet. Let us know more about this flower.
According to Wikipedia encyclopedia, Lavender has 39 species and in native to the Mediterranean region, Africa and the southeast regions of India. It is widely cultivated all over the planet. Its species are numerous, but here are some of them:
Lavandula pinnata (Fernleaf lavender)
Regarding their cultivation Lavender is fairly easy culture in any garden soil. It grows best on sand or gravel in an open sunny position. Moreover it requires a good drainage and freedom from damp in winter.
Prior to planting the soil should be prepared. Moreover towards late spring the young plants should be dibbed in rows, 18 inches apart.
Later on cutting and layering should also be considered. The young plants should be kept from flowering by clipping. This procedure allows the plant strength and can help to make it bushy and compact. A full picking is usually obtained from the second to the fifth year. (http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/l/lavend13.html)
Moreover lavender is well-known for its culinary and medicinal use. Lavender oil is said to have calming, soothing effects.
Thus lavender proves to be beneficial for a multitude of reasons. Decoration, scent, perfume, choose Lavender to make your loved one from Romania happy.