Lavender is one of the more common garden and backyard flowers, and for good reason. It has so many uses and benefits! I have to admit that lavender is one of my very favorite flowers. It doesn’t take a whole lot of care, looks gorgeous, and is something that I use quite frequently for numerous applications. I have a few lavender plants started in our new yard, with plans of getting many more! I would love to have a lavender forest, really, for just the scent alone.
Lavender is super easy to grow in most climates. It doesn’t require a lot of water, likes full sun and well drained soil. It will form fairly large bushes that can easily be made into a hedge. Harvest lavender as it blooms throughout the summer, and prune back by about a third each fall. There are multiple lavender varieties to choose from, such as English, French, Grosso, and Provence.
Besides being easy to grow, lavender is also beautiful! It is a lovely plant to have around, in your backyard or your front yard. I love how it looks, it’s great as a border or walkway plant, and will cheer up any outdoor space that it’s planted in.
Here’s what she does:
- Strip the leaves off the stem past another one to two leaf nodes
- Just leave a pair of leaves on the cutting by cutting off the upper part of the stem (cutting should be 4-6″ long)
- Dip the bottom of the cutting into ‘Rooting Hormone’. This will stimulate roots to grow
- Gently position the cutting around the outer edge of a pot with free draining potting compost
- Water compost and make sure to keep it moist (not soaking for the next 4-8 weeks)
- Keep it in a warm light place out of direct sun. A clear bag can create a mini greenhouse
- When you see new growth coming out of the pot’s bottom, it’s time to repot the plants
- Gentle tip the plants out of the original pot and replant with free draining potting compost
- Give them another watering and snip off any flowers that have started to grow
- Grow on under cover until they’re strong enough to be planted outdoors.
To see how Lovely Greens does this watch her step by step tutorial and grow your lovely Lavender!