This lavender farm is one of the most magical places on the face of the earth. We discovered it by accident while driving around the Mt Shasta, California area a few years ago. The panoramic views are spectacular. The place resets my calm and restful button!
While lavender is one of the most powerful essential oils, it makes a wimpy natural dye. The color on silk, cotton, or wool is the same as tea. My thoughts about it are, why waste the blossoms and your time making beiges and browns when you can throw a few tea bags in the water and have the same results in way less time?
Many times, we just have to try things to know for sure if they produce good color. Other disappointments include Zinnia blossoms and pink geraniums. On the other hand, grand surprises include black hollyhocks, blackberries, cactus fruit (prickly pear) and raspberries.
What have you planted this year in your dye garden?