Honey Bees Love ♥ LAVENDER
Latin Name: Lavandula
How to grow: Lavender grows well in mediterranean climates. Plant it in bright sun, in soil with good drainage. It can also be planted in a small pot, in a mixture of gravel and light soil.
The uses: Because of its soothing antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, lavender is excellent for the skin. After the flowers wilt, dry sprigs upside down. Once dried, collect just the purple heads and toss a handful into boiling water to use as a face steam bath. It is also edible and can be used as a spice, or added to tea for a calming evening beverage.
Photo credit: HoneyLover John Fedorowicz