Debra Prinzing interviews two lavender growers

Debra Prinzing interviews two lavender growers

Lavender interview by Debra Prinzing (Author of Slow Flowers: The conscious choice for buying and sending flowers) Mike Neustrom and Sarah Richards were interviewed by Debra at the Northwest Regional Lavender Conference in Portland, OR Oct. 2014. We are so thrilled to be able to talk with this influential cut flower industry author. From her site [read more…]

Planting lavender all year?

Planting lavender all year?

Lavandula x-intermedia var “Provence” Probably the last thing you are thinking as you get ready for Thanksgiving is “Can I plant lavender in my garden now?” But, that is exactly the question a woman asked me two days ago when she stopped by the shop. It’s been freezing cold for more than a week here, which [read more…]

Doing things Backwards

Doing things Backwards

Backwards Day is on January 31. Time to celebrate the potential in doing things in reverse (with lavender, of course). When I was in Aix-en-Provence studying during my junior year in college I took many classes in French history,language, art history, and more. I wanted to be out roaming the streets and countryside (back then [read more…]

Hugging

Hugging

Did you know that hugging has health benefits? Having warm human contact improves both psychological and physical development in babies. Hugging makes people just feel happier and loved. It can help build a robust immune system, decrease heart disease and stress responses. So we have some great ways to get hugs into your life. Get Clean [read more…]

Lavender Bubbles on January 8

Lavender Bubbles on January 8

What goes better with lavender on a cold wintry day? Bathing! And while you are considering bathing, think about Bubble Baths. What better way to unwind and relax than by putting your phone on mute, lighting a candle, playing your favorite relaxing music, getting a great book (or not), dimming the lights, filling the tub [read more…]

Lavender helps with Stress, Fatigue, and Post-Party Effects

Lavender helps with Stress, Fatigue, and Post-Party Effects

Did you know? Lavender helps with Stress, Fatigue, and Post-Party Effects. by Sarah Richards Well, nothing cures a hangover, but…. we are discovering that lavender helps hangovers and other stress – just like old wives tales have told us for centuries. Stress: you know it when you feel it, or do you? Sometimes, what we [read more…]

Dessert May be the Best Medicine

Dessert May be the Best Medicine

The Holiday Season should be a time of celebration, but for many of us it can also be a time when our love/hate relationship with all those delicious Christmas deserts we’ve been enjoying can turn us into grinches. Here’s some good news about common holiday spices that should put you back in a festive mood. [read more…]