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Dried Lavender

Dutch Masters brings you the color and scent of the Provence.

By: THURSD. | 16-08-2022 | 3 min read
Explained Summer
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Bring the Provence into your home with a delicious bunch of dried lavender! Who doesn't love her irresistible scent and purple-blue bunches of flowers? Dried lavender isn’t only a beauty to look at and retains its delightful smell. 

Much More Than Just Dried Flowers

The Color of the Provence

With its strong stem and sturdy flowers, lavender is a flower that is very suitable to dry. But that only works with the fresh lavender from France. France is the place to be for quality dried Lavender. At about 800 to 1100 meters above sea level, lavender grows naturally on the limestone soils of the Provence area. Dutch Masters In Dried Flowers buyer Marc de Graas explains:

“In the Provence, the lavender acquires an even more beautiful and intense color. That's because of the climate. Lavender also grows in the lower regions of France, but that sort is used for perfumes and essential oils.”

 

Traditional Harvest

Lavender, also called Lavandula angustifolia, is planted in the fall. Lavender doesn't bloom the first year but does every year after that. The fragrant purple-blue lavender fields are ready to be harvested in July. Buyer Marc explains:

“The lavender harvest is done by hand and takes about three weeks. The stems are cut from the land bunch by the bunch with a sickle. ”

 

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The Scent of French Summers

The bunches of Lavender are then dried in a natural way: in a huge drying shed, upside down, protected from the bright sunlight. This way, the flowers retain their characteristic color. Thanks to the warm French summer wind, the lavender is completely dried after about a week and ready to leave for the export market, such as the Netherlands. Buyer Marc:

“I think it is wonderful to work with a natural product like lavender. We are totally dependent on the weather; that keeps it exciting! ”

Fair to Mother Nature

Since 2019, Dutch Masters In Dried Flowers has sponsored the SPLP fund, a fund that makes the development of lavender in Provence more sustainable. Thanks to this support, universities, and laboratories can research natural solutions against harmful diseases and bacteria. The fund will also reduce CO2 emissions from lavender production by 50 percent by 2029 and protect as many as 20,000 bees per hectare during harvest. This way we can continue to enjoy dried lavender from Provence for a long time!

Did you Know...

 

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Dutch Masters in Dried Flowers

We are masters of dried flowers, the most beautiful and captivating of their kind. As part of Greenflor, a pioneer in niche products with a distinctive assortment, we select the most beautiful dried flowers from our own soil and we search all corners of the world for natural dried decorations. The dried flowers from Dutch Masters in Dried Flowers are sustainable and very trending.

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