What to do when a lavender bush is threatening to take over your garden? With herbs, it seems like such a waste to just prune and compost. Most of the plants in my herb garden have some sort of purpose, like mint for my tea or chives for my potatoes, but lavender? It just smells good. I'm not really sure what to do with it but go outside and smell it a lot.
Now I learn you can bring that scent indoors! There are dozens of crafts out there, like making a lavender wand, as Annie in Austin recently mentioned. There's instructions on harvesting lavender and making lavender wands the Purple Haze lavender blog.
I found some recipes with lavender at Happy Valley, but I'm a little suspicious of lavender cinnamon buns. I can't really imagine that tasting good together, but I might be surprised.
If you have experience cooking and crafting with lavender, please share some ideas!