"Here's your sweet lavender,
sixteen sprigs a penny,
that you'll find my ladies,
will smell as sweet as any."
Lavender seller's cry, London, England c. 1900
I've always thought that lavender smelled a bit harsh and soapy. However, I'm learning to appreciate it in small doses. This summer, I'm drying my lavender and planning to make sachets for my closets. And I have a friend who places a small lavender pillow beside her pillow to aid in sleep. I might try that, too.
So today I cut the first harvest from one plant. Lots more to come. Do you like the scent of lavender?