New to Lavender....what to do?

bksinaz(z9 AZ)June 12, 2005

My wife just bought two different types of lavender plants. We dont know what to do with it? Ground or pot? Do we harvest the little buds/flowers?

What do we do with what we picked?

Please give some instruction.

Thank you.

Bryan

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risingpower1(Essex, UK)

Definitely ground if you want a sizeable bush. Lavender is mainly good for the leaves not the flowers, but the flowers make nice decorations. Leaves can be used with anything really, food, drinks, scented oils etc.

RP1

    Bookmark   June 12, 2005 at 7:16PM
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girasol1(Z7 NY)

but could be planted in a pot right?

    Bookmark   June 20, 2005 at 11:46AM
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risingpower1(Essex, UK)

Sure, if you want to keep it more manageable, does tend to grow very quickly.

RP1

    Bookmark   June 20, 2005 at 2:03PM
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Istanbuljoy(Z 5 CO)

Lavendar is also nice planted where you walk and rub against it for s nice smell.

Istanbuljoy

    Bookmark   June 30, 2005 at 7:01PM
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johnsaunt(7)

Some people like to use the flowers for decoration, but left uncut they will attract lots of bees and other beneficial insects. The motion of the bees as they latch on to each flowerhead makes the stalks dance.
Ginny

    Bookmark   July 4, 2005 at 9:35PM
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