Posts Tagged “lavender”

Lavender crop 2019 @la Baye des Anges

Lavender crop 2019 @la Baye des Anges

This year, the crop has been quite late as we where very busy with guests… but the scent of the flowers remain overpowering when they are all left to dry in the summer house The field after trimming: Starting to fill some of the lavender pouches, all hand dyed with natural pigments:

Lavenders in Sault, not just a pretty picture

Lavenders in Sault, not just a pretty picture

It might come as a surprise, but lavenders are not grown only to be featured on instagram… They are actually used to produce essential oil. Here is the process at Aroma’Plantes, a distillery in Sault, filled with the intoxicating aroma of Provence’s darling. The beauty: The beast: The lavender gets steamed in those big tanks…

Abbaye de Senanque

Abbaye de Senanque

This cistercian Abbey, with beautiful Lavandin field coming up to it’s quasi millenarian walls, is an instagram hit. You will probably recognise this views if you have any kind of interest in Provence! The thoughtful monks have created a small field outside of the walled and fenced areas for photo opportunity… Here are some less…

Baronnies, the hidden gem of Provence

Baronnies, the hidden gem of Provence

Since this is the time of year when one should really talk about lavenders, I thought I would take you to some place off the beaten tracks. The Baronnies are the first hills that we encounter when leaving Vaison-la-Romaine towards the Alps, it is Provence’s best kept secret. A nirvana for cyclists, it is also…

Going green in the studio

Going green in the studio

Processing the lavender field’s production, but also the kitchen garden’s aromatic / medicinal herb production Before: After:    

Lavender country

Lavender country

Sault is one of the 3 villages from which the cyclists start climbing the Mont Ventoux. Around Sault is where you will see the extravagantly purple lavender fields. It’s also worth stopping at one of the distilleries to see how the essential oil is produced, take the intoxicating aromas, and buy your stock of lavender…

Summer house

Summer house

It seats at the top of a lavender field, the perfect spot to read, nap, have a board meeting, or just soak in the aromas of Provence… At the end of the summer, we trim the lavender, leave them to dry on the floor of the summer house, and fill home made pouches with the…

The summer house, and the lavender field

The summer house, and the lavender field

The summer house is set in a renovated garden shed at the top of our lavender field. I designed a u shaped sofa running along it’s wall, for leisurely hours spend in the freshness of the stone walls with a lovely garden view. During the summer, our crop of lavender flowers is harvested and put…

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