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Gourmet Lemon Lavender Muffins

Try these refreshing Lemon Lavender Muffins to give your traditional muffins a little boost! Gourmet Lemon Lavender Muffins 1 egg ⅓ c. oil 2 t. lemon extract ** ½ c. milk ½ c. sugar 1 ½ c. flour 2 t. baking powder ½ t. salt 1 T. lavender buds Topping: 3 T. melted butter, ¼ c. sugar Mix well: egg, oil, lemon extract, milk and sugar. Add dry ingredients and stir just until blended. Fill greased or lined muffin cups…

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Growing Lavender in the Northeast

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  Growing lavender in Maine can be a challenge, but equipped with the right information and doing some simple planning, one can successfully enjoy this versatile landscaping plant. The growing zones for most of Maine are right on the fringe for lavender. The ideal growing conditions for lavender are that of a Mediterranean climate. Lavender doesn’t require rich soil – in fact , it does best where the soil is a bit lean and the pH is neutral or even…

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Munstead or Hidcote Lavender?

munstead or Hidcote lavender

When growing lavender you have lots of choices for varieties. Some grow better in cooler climates than others. Both Munstead and Hidcote lavender (the two are of Lavandula angustifolia – English lavenders) are good candidates for Northern gardens. They’re easy to obtain, and they have been time tested to be hardy to zone 5 Hidcote lavender has a deeper, violet-blue color for the flowers and the flower head is more compact. The foliage is silver-gray and changes color slightly through…

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