Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Pharsalia Lavender Day, PM Update

After an informative seminar on growing lavender, we headed outside with Annie for the hands on part of our class. She showed us how to harvest and how to prune...which is CRITICAL for the health of each and every lavender plant.

Although it was a beautiful morning, it was starting to get a bit warm outside and a perfect time for a lunch break. Inside the gorgeous historic home, everyone was served a perfect summertime lunch consisting of chilled cucumber soup with edible flowers, a salad with lavender dressing, mini ham and fig jam sandwiches and pimento cheese fillo cups. Our beverages consisted of lavender sweet tea and lavender lemonade...YUMMY and so refreshing!

We finished our lunch with a delicious dessert that consisted of a homemade lavender shortbread cookie and chocolate ice cream.

After lunch, we headed back outside to start the craft portion of our Lovely Lavender day. This year, each participant was able to cut their own lavender for the craft of their choice- mini wreath, lavender wand or lavender basket.

Everyone loved being able to choose their own lavender and there were several mixed lavender variety wreaths. While crafting, the group listened to Annie discuss how to use lavender easily in everyday cooking. It was an extra treat!

It was another special day at Pharsalia in Tyro, VA! We would like to thank all the participants for their enthusiasm and wonderful questions, Foxie for her excellent hospitality and the Pharsalia staff for their hard work. Won't you join us next year?

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