Lavender — in the Great Hungarian Plain
A herb which reactivates a kind of medieval atmosphere on the Hungarian sandy soil. That is: Tuscany in Pannonia! The lavender with its blue, purple and white blossom feels really at home on the sand. These plants like loose ground and lots of sunshine.
A local countrywoman set plants in the sandy soil circa ten years ago. She cuts back and waters the herbs carefully and regularly so she harvests a plentiful yield in her homestead every year. In summer visitors are allowed and welcomed to join in. Everybody gets a basket and pruning shears. In the end the landlady also presents her workshop where she dries her own herbs and produces lavender oil.