Lavender

Hvar is well known for its lavender. Gone are the fields of lavender that one might expect if one has a romantic view of growing lavender. 😟 

Under Tito, not only did he see education as critically important he was forward thinking with agriculture, particularly on Hvar island. He is responsible for all the pine trees, that's the pine needle kind, planted on Hvar. He supported plot owners in planting lavender, for their oil.  

 

lean closer and maybe you can small it!

lean closer and maybe you can small it!

not so romantic fiElds of lavender

not so romantic fiElds of lavender

the stone walls are Heritage listed, they separate landownership. The farmers then terrace their own little plots.

the stone walls are Heritage listed, they separate landownership. The farmers then terrace their own little plots.

in bloom they attracts bees and butterflies.

in bloom they attracts bees and butterflies.

lavender AND Australian golden broom, it's everywhere!!

lavender AND Australian golden broom, it's everywhere!!

girl in lavender field

girl in lavender field

gardens in public spaces mostly grow lavender, and sometimes rosemary. Street stalls in the more touristy areas are full of lavender products. The better ones share their lavender space with rosemary and immortelle, which we know as curry plant.

gardens in public spaces mostly grow lavender, and sometimes rosemary. Street stalls in the more touristy areas are full of lavender products. The better ones share their lavender space with rosemary and immortelle, which we know as curry plant.

Emmortelle

Emmortelle

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