Lavender. There’s really nothing quite like lavender. Other herbs are fragrant, but the scent of lavender is unmistakable: sweet but sharp, calming but invigorating. It’s also a beautiful plant, not too big, colorful without being garish. Perhaps best of all, it’s useful. Whether you're hoping to grow lavender yourself or you're just hoping to give tonight's cocktail an herbal scent, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of The Lavender Lover’s Handbook by Sarah Berringer Bader.
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