October 18, 2009

How to Care for Lavender flowers

How do I care for Lavender flowers bloom so fast? Your lavender flowers quickly faded .. How can so many flowers and durable? This is tips on how to care for Lavender flowers:

"The Lavenders (Lavandula) are a genus of 39 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native to the Mediterranean region south to tropical Africa and to the southeast regions of India. The genus includes annuals, herbaceous plants, subshrubs, and small shrubs. The native range extends across the Canary Islands, North and East Africa, Southern Europe and the Mediterranean, Arabia and India. Because the cultivated forms are planted in gardens world-wide, they are occasionally found growing wild as garden escapees, well beyond their natural range. However, since lavender cross-pollinates easily, there are countless variations within the species. The color of its flowers has come to be called lavender."(source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lavender )

Lavender is a flower that did not need full sun, so try to put lavender in the shade or sunlight for just 2-3 hours.Media land, the media is too wet soil makes stems and roots decay rapidly, but medium soil that is too dry to plant flowers quickly wither and fall off quickly, so be aware of the humidity.

Lavender flowers with a fragrance known for a very fragrant and, so used in the perfume industry. Shoots or roots of these flowers contain a fragrant oil extracts and has many functions. Lavender flowers can protect our skin from insect bites such as mosquitoes. Extracts or Lavender oil is also used in the manufacture of soap, shampoo and body lotion. Or smell the fragrance of flowers is able to soothe our feelings, so we feel relaxed. Therefore, this flower extracts are also used for aromatherapy oils.

In addition, Lavender Flowers also contains an antiseptic that can kill germs and bacteria. So, in addition useful in skin care and body, this flower is also used as floor cleaners and fragrances.

Lavender flowers are also often used as a sweetener in food, sugar, tea and medicinal materials. However, this interest should be kept away from people who are pregnant and breast-feeding because it may cause allergies.

Besides having a potent fragrance, Lavender flowers also have a very attractive appearance. The shape of this flower are small and purple. This flower grows in many Southern Europe, Africa, and India.

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