I love lavender and a walk through my garden should give you an idea just how much.
It bloomed pretty early this year as can be seen in this post from May and gave me a wonderfully long and fragrant season.
I took this photo about two weeks ago and you can see that the blossoms were already a bit past their prime. The bees where still all over it, so I decided to keep it around a bit longer. This weekend it was time to trim it though (thanks Honey).
This year I couldn't bear to just through it out, so I decided to make lavender oil. As you can see I was optimistic in this picture. See the three empty jars. After a perceived eternity I plucked enough flowers to fill one jar and topped it off with extra virgin olive oil.
I have placed the jar by a north facing window and will try to wait two weeks I have been told it takes for the oil to be infused. The remaining lavender is stored in a large plastic bag with the idea to fill another jar for oil or to make some sachets. Note to anyone interested: plucking lavender is highly tedious, but relaxing. :)