A Garden’s Friend

As dog is man’s (and woman’s) best friend –

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I find that Lavender is the garden’s. A loyal giver, and a hard worker – it offers much to its surroundings. Its strong sturdy stalks support delicate sweet flowers.

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Its soft blue grey goes along and gets along with everyone.

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It rebounds well from adversity, spreads heavenly perfume…

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expects little, and gives a lot.

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Happy to be a supporting player –

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but fully capable of leading the charge.

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It is a perennial friend…

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and a gracious host to all.

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Lavender. Friend to the garden. Qualities to emulate with friends.

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” ~ Dalai Lama

6 comments

  1. I love Lavender! I love its scent, and its color; and I especially love its calming properties! When Callie is overly anxious due to a particularly close thunderstorm, I get out my bottle of lavender body refresher (essential oil and purified water). I spray some in the palms of my hands, rub my hands together, and give my poor girl a massage from head to toes. Between the love and attention I’m giving her, the benefits of a massage, and the calming properties of the lavender, she usually settles down within five minutes.

  2. cafall

    So beautiful! I’ve tried growing lavender here with no luck. I always feel so peaceful just looking at it.

    Monty and Harlow

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