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Author: Vintagified / Labels:

Oh dear me...I adore the smell of lavender. Nevermind roses, give me lavender. I went out to do other assorted tidying and planting and I can smell my lavender plant. Bliss. I then decided to weed around it a bit as the rains had caused evil grass to grow up -through- the plant. In weeding it, a stem fell out, so I now have a new experiment. Slathered the end of the stalk in rooting hormone and made a small clay pot for it. Cross your fingers for it, as I would love to end up with another viable plant to help take over the disaster of a front planter that I have. I had 5 different lavenders last summer, but right after I planted them the 108+ temps hit, and they did not like that before they were established. I may have to just go to the farmers market on Sat and get more plants to fill up the planter with different lavenders and get them established before the summer.

6 comments:

sarahliz said...

I've started some spanish lavender from seed. If it does well I'll probably have some extra plants (and certainly more plants later in the season once it gets warmer and I start some more seeds). I also suspect that I'm going to have more tomato plants than I need if you're interested in adopting a couple of cherry or plum tomato plants for pots.

Vintagified said...

That would be cool!

I did go get some seeds to try and see if I can get them going.

Its just a really sunny spot, and once the lavender gets going, it seems to do fine, and would make front of house erm semi pretty ;)

sarahliz said...

I haven't had a lot of luck with lavender from seed in the past, but starting indoors with a decent seed starter mix seems to be making all the difference. I have a bunch of spanish lavender seeds and a packet of french lavender seeds as well. I'm probably going to try my hand at starting more in my collection of leftover yogurt cups just as soon as I make a trip to get more potting soil. I've got a number of empty pots outside, but given the finickiness of lavender I think it needs to feel like I bought dirt special for it.

I'm putting in these herb and stepping stone pathways in the back yard and am really looking forward to putting some lavender plants along the edges so you can brush past and get the smell.

katie said...
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katie said...

Lavender is nice, but give me fresh lilac!

Glamoursurf said...

Love lavendar. I'd like to find the kind you can cook with and plant some of that.