Some people grow lavender for its beauty, some for its fragrance, and some for its usefulness in recipes, craft projects and household concoctions. Whatever the reason, The Lavender Lover’s Handbook can help.
The book, by lavender grower Sarah Berringer Bader, covers a wide range of aspects of growing and using the popular herb. Bader addresses the best places to grow lavender, both from climatic and aesthetic standpoints, and also gives guidance on planting, propagating, caring for, harvesting and drying the plant. Recipes and craft projects give the reader ways to enjoy lavender outside the garden.
The book also features profiles of 100 lavender varieties, including Bader’s top 10.
The Lavender Lover’s Handbook is published by Timber Press and sells for $27.95 in hardcover.
— Mary Beth Breckenridge