Thursday, 19 May 2011

Lavender Plants are Ready for Sale Today

Lavandula angustifolia
Wow, what a Change in the Weather!  Going to be 22 degrees today!  YEah!!!  We are OPEN for business Today, Friday & Saturday, Sunday afternoon & Monday May 23 to make up for all the Cool Wet Days we've had in the last couple of weeks!  A lot of plants are up and Ready for sale despite the cool temps.  Miscanthus Giganteus & Miscanthus Purpurascens are now ready for sale!  Lavender Plants are trimmed back and Ready for Sale as well!  You don't usually see Lavender plants  for sale until they are really growing and sending out blooms and look much prettier but since we would rather sell them field dug instead of potting up it is better for you and the plants if they are transplanted earlier and That Time is NOW!

Lavandula angustifolia Krajova
This Photo shows you the size of plant we are selling.  It was dug this morning for a photo session!  This Lavandula angustifolia Krajova plant was grown in our Zone 5a garden without any winter protection except the snow.  We dry lavender for our personal use;  I especially love using it in a muslin bag in our dryer instead of chemical dryer sheets.  It adds such a relaxing smell to your clothes, especially nice for sheets and towels!  Makes your laundry room smell wonderful, as well!

Pruning of Lavender Plant in progress

Pruning Lavender
In an earlier post on Lavender I said I would post photos of Pruning Lavender.  Hopefully you can see how much I trimmed in the shot, probably trimmed off about 4 inches or 10 cm.  These are two year old plants that I grew from seed and were given a Lot of Attention to be this Big already!  Trimming the plants not only tidies them up but encourages new growth in the center of the plant.  If you look close in the last photo you can see all the new branches coming up!

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