Lavender is a wonderfully fragrant herb whose dried leaves and flowers are often used in floral arrangements, sachets, and potpourris. Lavender is used in baked goods and other deserts and the flowers are even used as decorations on cakes. The flowers are also popularly used in teas and oils to give a relaxing scent and flavor. Lavender also boasts countless medicinal properties. The birds, bees, and butterflies also recognize this as a nectar rich favorite!