She Shows Us How Easy It Is To Propagate The Beautiful Fragrant Lavender (Watch!)

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!

 

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