Month: August 2016

4 August, 2016 Charlena Edge 0 Comment

During my “Quality Assessment and Microscopy” class we did an extensive module on detecting the differences between True Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) and Lavandin, a hybrid variety produced by crossing angustifolia with latifolia, better known as spike lavender. In class, we used a microscope in an attempt to detect the minor differences in the bud structure. It was HARD. The best way to distinguish true lavender from lavandin was using our noses. The differences in chemical makeup were apparent. Lavandin has…

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Charlena Edge

Charlena Edge

Hi, welcome to my humble abode! I’m Charlena, wife, mother of two, pet mommy, full-time worker, sporadic crafter, former floral designer, trial and error gardener, future chicken owner, and wanna be farmer. I have a Master’s degree in Therapeutic Herbalism. In between my disjointed, seemingly unrelated posts, I hope to share some of what I’ve learned. Thanks for stopping by!

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