10 Jul Never Ending Lavender
Wow! I think I suddenly aged about 40 years…or at least I feel like I have. I just spent about 6 hours trimming all 112 of my lavender plants in my back yard. Yikes. They look amazing when they’re in bloom but boy-oh-boy did that suck. And to think, I’ll need to do that again this year once they bloom again and die back. Oh my goodness, I’m already dreading that. In case you need to take on this task yourself, the proper way to trim lavender plants is by hand, no big clippers or shearers. You need to get out there with your little hand held clippers and trim every bush, carefully following the shape of the plant so as to retain their appearance and make sure that you don’t end up with those unsightly dead batches that you see a lot in lavender plants.
The one good thing about all this trimming was the huge amount of lavender I now have to play with. I’m currently drying it and can’t wait until I’m able to start making sachets and gifts with it. And the smell….sssooooo good. I now believe I need to leave a giant basket of cut lavender next to every doorway in my house because it smells so dang good.
If you don’t have any lavender plants in your own garden you really should plant a couple…….. just maybe not 112 of them.