Mittwoch, 23. Juni 2010

The Provence is... Bad Mergentheim's spa gardens!

Lavandula angustifolia - Echter Lavendel - true lavender

There's a small lavender garden in the spa garden of my hometown Bad Mergentheim. 
Is a symbol and reminiscence for one of Bad Mergentheims twin towns: Digne-les-Bains, the capital of the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department and a primary center of the lavender trade.

Not far away from the lavender garden, there's another garden area with different medicinal and aromatic herbs. Here's a blooming sage [salvina officinalis]... to one of my favourite flowers: Calendula officinalis, also known als English marigold or Ringelblume.

The little blue blossoms belong to a borage.


  1. Oh Dio mio.. More than saying wonderful! I love lavanta (turkish). It's my (own) way to keep a tiny bag of lavender in my wardrobe, sometimes put a few drops of lavender oil on my pillow. I know Alpes-de-Haute is famous for magnificent lavender fields, but a very first to know that Bad Mergentheim, too.

    In the meantime, did you hear there's a type of lavender that's called 'butterfly lavender' in Swedish? Named that because the petals on top look a bit like wings:)

    This world beauty lies in this town, but how it happens to name with Bad;) Lets remake it Beautiful Mergentheim:)

    Am so inspired by these gorgeous zoom-zoom photos, Uwe. Waiting for more from your world. Görüşürüz..

  2. beautiful photos and great viewpoint, shown warm violet.