lavender. I actually bought a home in New Zealand--because the lavender bush was bigger than my car--miss it!

A Gardener's Guide to Lavender

lavender. I actually bought a home in New Zealand--because the lavender bush was bigger than my car--miss it!

Spring to Fall: Lavenders have it all.  Yes, there is a Lavender blooming almost all the time in our gardens. This is easier to achieve in a Zone 8 garden like ours, but even those in Zone 5 can enjoy the fragrance of Lavender throughout the growing season.

Spring to Fall: Lavenders have it all. Yes, there is a Lavender blooming almost all the time in our gardens. This is easier to achieve in a Zone 8 garden like ours, but even those in Zone 5 can enjoy the fragrance of Lavender throughout the growing season.

If you’re a “lazy gardener” you can still have a beautiful yard! These 7 types of perennials alone offer a lot of variety in terms of color, size, and scent! Add some of these perennials for the lazy gardener to your landscaping and you’ll have a low-maintenance, yet beautiful, yard!

7 Perfect Perennials for the Lazy Gardener

If you’re a “lazy gardener” you can still have a beautiful yard! These 7 types of perennials alone offer a lot of variety in terms of color, size, and scent! Add some of these perennials for the lazy gardener to your landscaping and you’ll have a low-maintenance, yet beautiful, yard!

Lavandula, mix of types of lavender herbs, English, Spanish, different colors, purple, blue, white, pink, L. stoechas, L. angustifolia, dwarf, tall, differing heights, planted en masse together.

Lavandula, mix of types of lavender herbs, English, Spanish, different colors, purple, blue, white, pink, L. stoechas, L. angustifolia, dwarf, tall, differing heights, planted en masse together.

Tips on Growing Lavender.  Lavenders will thrive in most soils keeping these factors in mind: They need good drainage. Banks or slopes are great places for lavenders or if in flat places, create mounds. They like full sun. Gritty or sandy loam is best, but lavenders will do well in clay if the site is amended with sand & lime or bone meal to increase pH level. Pruning is critical! Plants must be pruned ½ to 2/3’s of the growth, preferably in the fall.

Tips on Growing Lavender. Lavenders will thrive in most soils keeping these factors in mind: They need good drainage. Banks or slopes are great places for lavenders or if in flat places, create mounds. They like full sun. Gritty or sandy loam is best, but lavenders will do well in clay if the site is amended with sand & lime or bone meal to increase pH level. Pruning is critical! Plants must be pruned ½ to 2/3’s of the growth, preferably in the fall.

Plant Types Get to know the types of plants. Then learn how specific plants typically behave and what they can add to your garden. For instance, trees and shrubs form the foundation of a garden. Choose plants for disease and pest resistance, extreme-weather tolerance, and other desirable traits.

Know These Garden Basics and You'll Have the Best Garden on the Block

Plant Types Get to know the types of plants. Then learn how specific plants typically behave and what they can add to your garden. For instance, trees and shrubs form the foundation of a garden. Choose plants for disease and pest resistance, extreme-weather tolerance, and other desirable traits.

These enchanting flowers smell as lovely as they look and make for a sweetly scented addition to any garden.

Plants for a Fragrant Garden - Types of Scented Plants

These enchanting flowers smell as lovely as they look and make for a sweetly scented addition to any garden.

Pruning lavender is important in keeping a lavender plant producing the type of fragrant foliage that most gardeners grow the plant for. If you are wondering how and when to prune lavender, this article can help.

Pruning Lavender: How To Cut Back Lavender

Pruning lavender is important in keeping a lavender plant producing the type of fragrant foliage that most gardeners grow the plant for. If you are wondering how and when to prune lavender, this article can help.

When buying Citronella grass, make sure you buy Cybopogon nardus or Citronella winterianus, which are true varieties.

When buying Citronella grass, make sure you buy Cybopogon nardus or Citronella winterianus, which are true varieties.

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