Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Lavender 2009

 

There are times when I love the internet and then times when I really love the internet. When it comes to learning about what’s going on in my garden, it’s generally the latter. Earlier this year I planted three new lavender plants, and they have been very happy in their new home. I can’t believe how much they have grown! Thanks to a great article I found online about How to Prune Lavender in Italy (could it be more perfect I ask??), I learned that now is the time of year to cut off the flowers. Even though this is their first year, my three plants produced a surprising amount of lavender, which I carefully trimmed yesterday morning. I smelled like lavender when I was finished! You can see it above before I tied it up and hung it to dry. Now is the fun part where I get to decide what to make with it once it is dried!

 

After their trimming, my three lavender plants look a little less unruly without the flowers going every which direction.

 

Ciao Amalfi Coast Blog Lavender trimmed

 

What a big difference from March when I planted them!

 

pansies and lavender

 

The adventures of the amateur gardener continue . . .

8 Comments
  • Peter

    Congratulations on your gardening success – complimenti!

    I'm a bit jealous, though. The only plants that I had live over a half-season were plastic 🙂

    August 28, 2009
  • Chef Chuck

    Very Nice Laura, I could smell the lavender from here! I love the stone garden. Enjoy:)

    August 28, 2009
  • Anne in Oxfordshire

    Hi Laura, I can smell the lavender, well done, it looks great!! 🙂

    August 28, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Peter! Grazie! It has been quite a learning experience for me, and I am always happy when the plants do well. Oh no, what did you do to the plastic plants? Put them too near the radiator?? 🙂

    Ciao Chuck! Glad you enjoyed! 🙂 I like the stones around the garden, too. When the rest of it starts to look better I will have to take more photos.

    Ciao Anne! Thanks! I had never grown lavender before, but it loves the dry heat here in the summer. Plus it is such a lovely scent!

    August 29, 2009
  • Bryan

    The great thing about lavender is anytime you run your hands over the plant you get that great smell.

    What will you grow next?

    August 30, 2009
  • Jeremy Jones

    Ya..i can smell it too..Thanks for sharing..the photo you used there was good..:)
    Regards
    apartment santander

    August 31, 2009
  • Laura

    Ciao Bryan! Yes, I love that about lavender. I also love how the smell fills the air when it rains. Not sure what is next, although I have been itching for a mandarin tree. 🙂

    Ciao Jeremy! Glad you enjoyed. Thanks!

    August 31, 2009

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