Author Archives: Susan

Welcome to Growing Lavender

You don’t need to travel to France to enjoy fragrant lavender. Growing this ancient herb of love and devotion can be fun and profitable, even in your own backyard. From aromatherapy to culinary delights, from medicinal treatments to housekeeping tips, … Continue reading

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Choosing Lavender Plants

Lavender Plants Wouldn’t you love to learn a foreign language? Why not start with Latin!? I’m about to chat with you about just a few of the 30 species of Lavandula. Lavandula angustifolia is the “official” name for one of … Continue reading

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Growing Lavender from Seed

Seed Propagation for Lavandula The Drawbacks There are three primary reasons I do not propagate from seed: The resulting plants will vary from the source plant. Difficult to germinate without specialty equipment and chemicals. The effort is beyond my patience! … Continue reading

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Lavender Uses

Lavender Uses One of the top questions I hear when I’m at the farmers market is, “How can I use lavender?” So often my customers simply buy the bundles for a fresh lavender floral display then toss the stems once … Continue reading

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