Beautiful Local Lavender Bunches. These bunches should be hung upside down to dry. They take about 3 weeks to dry. Once dry they can be put in a small vase - massing the bundles together gives it a nice look and they especially look nice in baskets. If you'd like to use the buds in sachets gently rub petals with your hands to release the buds from the stems. This process of taking the buds off the stems allows for the oils and the lavender scent to be released!