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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 ( 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