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How to Grow (and Use!) Lavender

What's not to love about lavender? It's low maintenance and drought-tolerant, once established. It attracts bees and butterflies but is deer- and rabbit-resistant. It can be used in cosmetics, medicine, and cuisine. And the beloved fragrance, prized for millennia, is refreshing, clean, and very soothing. David Salman of High Country Gardens (highcountrygardens.com) grows this Mediterranean herb at his nursery in Santa Fe. TIP: Enjoy the fragrance of lavender year-round by drying this…

Vertical panorama of a lavender field at sunset by Aurélien Laforêt on 500px