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Garden Photo of the Day

A Lavender Farm in Georgia

Growing a fragrant harvest

Tina Duffy sent in these photos of her beautiful lavender farm, Red Oak Lavender Farm. Tina grows lavender on this farm in northern Georgia. Lavender has got to be the most beautiful crop ever!

Beautiful, long stems of lavender flowers. Different cultivars of lavender have flowers in various shades of white, purple, and even pink, though they all smell wonderful.

lavenderA long row of lavender in full bloom, a treat for the eyes, nose, and, of course, beloved by all sorts of bees. Honey made by bees feeding on lavender blossoms is prized because it takes on some of the scent and flavor of the blooms.

Wide view of some of the lavender rows. What a beautiful spot!

lavender farmLooking out of the gazebo at the rows of lavender in flower.

Bringing in the harvest. To learn more about growing and harvesting your own lavender, check out our article on the subject here.

cosmosIt isn’t ALL lavender. A bed of cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus and Cosmos sulphureus, both annuals) adds beauty to the garden—and another course for the pollinators.

 

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    treasuresmom 11/25/2019

    Absolutely amazing!

  2. BTucker9675 11/25/2019

    Wonderful - wish I could smell the lavender!

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    SimpleSue 11/25/2019

    Love the photo of the garden with the gazebo and the girl in the long white dress- so picturesque. Lavender what a fun crop to grow on a farm. Thanks for sharing!

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