How to Grow Lavender
Grow lavender in your home garden! Lavender plants grow best in hot, sunny spots with well-drained soil. Keep your lavender plant happiest with a soil that doesn’t stay wet or soggy for extended periods. If you have a lot of heavy clay, grow lavender in containers or raised beds. Because lavender is a shrub, you should not prune it back to the ground in spring like you do perennials. Trim it back lightly for best results. When cutting lavender flowers, it’s best to cut the steam all the way back, where the leaves come out. Keep these gardening tips in mind when growing lavender plants in your home garden! [Source: BHG.com]
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