Perennial gardens in bloom are extremely beautiful to look at and to live. Perennial gardens created with herbaceous plants offer a vast and varied range of choices. From primroses to campanulas to lavender perennial gardens are a tribute to colorful flowers that peek out everywhere. They resist growing visibly over time. With a long life, many small plants can be made from the parent stock. Lavender is one of these species that lends itself to being cultivated to create a perennial garden. The flowering of these plants takes place throughout the summer, from June to August. There is a region of France, Provence, which is famous for its perennial gardens of lavender, with its fragrant and colorful flowering. The many known varieties of perennial lavender gardens have been the protagonists of many works of art and art shots.
Perennial lavender gardens: characteristics of the species.
Evergreen herbaceous plant, lavender is appreciated both as an ornamental plant and as an aromatic plant. The Italian flora includes different varieties of lavender plants with which to create magnificent perennial gardens. Lavender is sown in the spring. June, July, August and September are the months of flowering. Lavender flowers are rather minute but with an intense aroma. Numerous appear. To have a perennial garden of lavender and to be able to appreciate its flowering it is necessary to plant the seeds in full sun, in a warm and well sheltered position. Lavender plants need a well-drained soil for good flowering. To enjoy the lavender flowering, it is necessary to water the perennial garden frequently and not abundantly.
A perennial garden of lavender is a flower garden
Lavender is a typically Mediterranean plant and of the hills. It forms very ornamental crepes which are covered with lilac, violet or blue cylindrical terminal inflorescences. Perennial lavender gardens are not affected by specific diseases or pests. Adaptable to any climate after flowering they take advantage of a light pruning. Lavender blooms exclusively in summer but is green all year round even in the snow. Lavender, indicated by the ancients with the term: "lavandula", belongs to the Labiatae family. In general, perennial gardens, obtained with this type of plant, are also called gardens made with aromatic plants. From the intense perfume, from the moment of their flowering, the lavender bushes have crossed the history of the planet earth, from the ancient to the present day.
Lavender flowering: From medicine to beauty: the properties of lavender
The use of lavender, harvested after flowering, is lost in the mists of time. The ancient populations already knew the therapeutic properties and the use in the preparation of beauty oils. From wild fields or perennial gardens lavender can be safely collected and used after flowering, in the period preceding the autumn. Many people may miss the use of lavender in the field of body care but, instead, this flower with an intense and original aroma, can be the basic element of creams and lotions. The grandmothers, daughters of war, loved to pick up the flowers, once the flowering was over, and to dry them. Once the drying was completed, the lavender flowers were sewn into cloth bags and used to perfume the linen inside drawers and cupboards.