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Lavender bushes bring such personality and beauty to any landscape, with their pastel blossoms and lovely perfume like scent, you can’t go wrong when you add them to your garden.   Lavender plants are very heat and drought resistant, making them fairly easy for the home gardener to maintain.  

This plant is extremely versatile in terms of where you can plant it – it makes great hedges and borders, it can be a nice accent plant added to a rocky area, and it also does well when added to containers and free standing planters.  Another great thing about lavender plants is that you can propagate them, giving you a whole new crop of plants to add to your landscape!  

Here are a few tips and tricks for growing successful lavender plants, and how to propagate them.

           Lavender plants grow best in fairly dry conditions, where the drain soil is very good and the humidity is low.  They require good air circulation and thrive when planted in areas that get full and open sunshine.  Because these plants can grow to substantial size, when planting lavender, you should space them approximately 12-18” apart in order to provide adequate room for growth, sun exposure, and air circulation.

 For water requirements, make sure that the soil is drying out before the next watering, as lavender is fairly sensitive to moisture.


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