The Amateur Gardener Tackles Lavender

 

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 . . .