Lavender is a flowering herb that gives and gives and gives. You can use it in crafts, cooking and for medicinal purposes. If you have a garden, this is one plant I’d be making space for!
- If given a choice, lavenders prefer ground planting rather than in a pot. However most types of lavender grow well in containers. Nice and fragrant indoors. If growing inside, the plant needs at least four to five hours of sun. Keep soil lightly moist, not soggy.
- Does well in the winter if under a covering of leaves or mulch. Snow helps insulate the lavender. Ice, freezing rain and heaving soil is a problem in hard winter areas. Typically freezes back in the winter.
- Cut plants back by one-third or to live stems before new growth starts.
- To encourage reblooming, make sure to remove old stalks when flowers fade.
Uses: Wonderful sachets, potpourris, cooking & baking, fresh & dried arrangements, crafts. Do a search here on Tipnut for “lavender”, you’ll find plenty of ideas!