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“The best recent all-around lavender book with
something for gardeners, crafters, and cooks alike.”
Library Journal


Lavender is beloved for
its and culinary and medicinal uses. In The Lavender Lover's
Handbook
, Sarah Berringer Bader provides a complete overview of the
100 most colorful, fragrant, and stunning varieties. You will discover
expert tips on spacing, planting, pruning, and care and maintenance.
Additional information includes tips on how to harvest, cook with, and
preserve the plant, along with step-by-step crafts and project that use
lavender in beautiful and soothing ways.


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Reviews for The Lavender Lover's Handbook: The 100 Most Beautiful and Fragrant Varieties for Growing, Crafting, and Cooking:

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Apr 13, 2012

I always thought lavender was lavender. I didn’t realize there were hundreds of varieties. I suppose I should have known this since there is no such thing as a singular plant type but it rather surprised me to know that there was so much variety in lavender.
Sarah’s book not only breaks down all the varieties of lavender but helps the reader determine which variety is best for their environment and usage. She starts of discussing soil and planting choices. The book then breaks down the different I always thought lavender was lavender. I didn’t realize there were hundreds of varieties. I suppose I should have known this since there is no such thing as a singular plant type but it rather surprised me to know that there was so much variety in lavender.
Sarah’s book not only breaks down all the varieties of lavender but helps the reader determine which variety is best for their environment and usage. She starts of discussing soil and planting choices. The book then breaks down the different types of lavender and explains what environments they thrive in. This might actually help me keep a lavender plant this year since I’ve not had luck in getting them to winter over.
Much of the information in this book is about gardening with lavender in mind. However, the last part of the book is on things you can do with lavender. Sarah starts with recipes for cooking with lavender which is growing in popularity. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we already know how lavender can be used in food since lavender festivals have become quite popular here but you don’t see a lot of recipes with so much variation. I like the idea of lavender sugar – what a fun addition to Sunday tea.
The last chapter is crafts and home remedy sort of recipes. I am just fascinated with the number of ideas Sarah has offered. I’m looking forward to spring. I have my variety of lavender all picked out thanks to this book and may have even decided on a spot (at least a ballpark for where to plant the lavender).
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Apr 21, 2013

I absolutely loved The Lavender Lover's Handbook. The photographs are beautiful. It has information on how to grow Lavender, flower and foliage color, bloom frequency and hardiness on 100 varieties. The book includes the author's top picks. She really knows her Lavenders. Also included is a section on cooking with Lavender and crafting. This will definitely be my "go to" book for Lavender. If you love Lavender I highly recommend this book.
5

Feb 28, 2013

Excellent book on growing lavender. Very good photos of many different species and cultivars with enough information on each to determine which would be best for one's particular needs. Also excellent information on how best to grow and care for the plants. I did not do more than skim the chapters on how to use lavender as an herb, but if I wanted that information, it appeared as informative as the gardening info. Highly recommended for those who wish to add lavender to a garden.
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May 11, 2018

If you are thinking of starting a lavender garden or just a fan of lavender this book is a must. The book has great photo's if you are trying to decide what kind of lavender you already have. It will help you plant your new plants as well as help you decide what kind will be best for you. Added bonus is the recipes both food and cleaning even skin care. Loved this book.
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Jan 04, 2013

Gardeners love this time of year for planning the next season's projects. January offers time to peruse the seed catalogues and check the library shelves for new titles missed during the last gardening season. For the beginning grower or anyone looking to expand their lavender selection, the Lavender Lover's Handbook answers all the questions and provides great photographs - you can almost reach out and touch the lavender! Sarah Berringer Bader has farmed lavender in Washington state for over 10 Gardeners love this time of year for planning the next season's projects. January offers time to peruse the seed catalogues and check the library shelves for new titles missed during the last gardening season. For the beginning grower or anyone looking to expand their lavender selection, the Lavender Lover's Handbook answers all the questions and provides great photographs - you can almost reach out and touch the lavender! Sarah Berringer Bader has farmed lavender in Washington state for over 10 years and presents a comprehensive guide to growing, crafting and cooking which will suit our Maritime climate as well. Growing conditions, pruning and spacing, as well as detailed information about the cultivars available in North America are all covered. If you are looking to expand an herb garden, attract bees, or simply to add fragrance, this will prove an indispensable resource to inspire both novice and experienced gardeners. As a trusted manual or pure escapism, this book works well during winter storms!

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4

Oct 17, 2015

Very well organized book. Hundred varietes with detailed photos (I didn't found a list like this elsewhere yet). Unfortunately, no varietes I am planning to plant in my zone, but anyway - a good list :-)

Author is not only describing parameters for planting lavenders, but also explaining that parameters and steps. I am missing detailed info about the essential oil, but I undestand that the book is primarily for small gardeners.
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Apr 16, 2013

As a lavender grower for more than 10 years, you would think I have all the answers. Not true. This book reminds me of why an investment in additional education gives a return beyond the money. Sarah's book reflects her love of lavender and her generosity in sharing her wealth of knowledge. The bonus in this book is the top 100 varieties. Lists like this make it so much easier to choose the lavender that will work best for your goals for the flowers, whether for crafting or culinary delights.
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Jul 30, 2015

Although I bought this two years ago, I didn't read it until after my trip to the lavender festival in Palisade. The book had a nice mixture of how to grow lavender, identifying different varieties, cooking tips, craft tips and a list of current festivals. I enjoyed reading the part about which lavender grew in which part of the US as Colorado can be a difficult place to garden.
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Apr 17, 2014

Beautifully illustrated and well-organized. Yes, 'Grosso' is the best for my climate, and no, now that I've neglected it I can't reshape it and should just start over. Oh, well.
4

Aug 13, 2013

One of the most beautiful books I've ever owned. Just looking at the cover relaxes me. The insides are good too, of course.
5

Apr 07, 2013

This was an awesome book. There are a lot of pictures in here. I liked that it has lavender recipes and creations.
4

Dec 07, 2012

Gorgeous book. Will check out again in early spring before I choose new lavender plants.
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May 03, 2016

Lots of good uses for lavender,and good tips on pruning lavender. Made me feel like I was smelling lavender while I was reading it!
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I couldnt believe how fast it was delivered It was even better then the picture made it look.Full Review
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I always thought lavender was lavender. I didn’t realize there were hundreds of varieties. I suppose I should have known this since there is no such thing as a singular plant type but it rather ...Full Review

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