Monday, November 18, 2013

Lavender Tid-Bit #6

Have you ever considered where in our big, beautiful world that lavender originated? Although now seen growing luxuriously in the French and English county sides, lavender did not originate in these regions. Instead lavender started in the hills of the Mediterranean. It is thought to have been spread throughout Europe by the Romans. And anyone who has ever grown lavender can attest to why. Lavender can be described in one word- WONDERFUL!

What about the word lavender? That's an easy question to answer...Lavender was given its name by the Romans. The word is derived from the Latin word lavare, which literally means "to wash." This is quite appropriate as lavender was a key ingredient in the infamous Roman baths. 

There are so many intereting and useful things to learn about lavender...

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