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Growing on the High Plains: Lovely Lavender

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Today on Growing on the High Plains, we're going to keep it clean with a walk throught he wafting felds of an aromatic herb most associated with washing. The scent of "lavandula," or lavender, most often evokes fresh folded laundry or a sleepytime tea. However, this ornamental, flowering plant has also been used since ancient times for medicine and cosmetics. Learn more about the history of this peaceful perennial, and consider planting a few shrubs in your garden—preferably where they can be skimmed and celebrated along the walkway).