Although lavender usually blooms in late spring, many lavender plantations prune slightly to encourage a second bloom in late summer, making this an ideal time to use the fresh flowers for a cool brew. If you can, take a fun summer break to a nearby lavender field and make this recipe when you get home.
If that’s not an option, check your local pharmacy for dried organic lavender flowers or buy them online (I share a checked list of online retailers). over here.) Both fresh and dried lavender are great teas, so no matter which option is best for you, your lavender lemonade will be infused with the fragrance and calming benefits of this plant.
Of course, you can also grow your own lavender plant potted herb or In the garden. Use any variety of aromatic lavender with a scent you like. Just avoid the decorative varieties, which were bred for large flowers and are not rich in fragrance. My favorite variety is English lavender, Lavandula angustifolia.