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The First Lavender Buds

Category: Lavender | Posted: Thu May 01, 2008 1:28 pm

This is an exciting time. The first lavender buds have popped open here at Purple Ranch. We have been busy getting some of our products ready for a full month of May. We have three events coming up next week. I will be working on the infamous pergola this weekend so updates will be coming soon. This is going to be a great season. I look forward to sharing it with you all. Until next time. Lavender Up!

Purple Ranch Hand

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toni wrote on Thu May 01, 2008 4:27 pm:

I have buds on my one surviving Lavender bush.

Can't wait to see pictures of your field in bloom, that will be gorgeous.


Droopy wrote on Thu May 01, 2008 4:47 pm:

Congratulations on your first lavender flowers of the season, may it be a good one!


woodlandfey wrote on Thu May 01, 2008 4:52 pm:

FABULOUS!!!!! This is going to be a great season for you. Congratulations!


eileen wrote on Thu May 01, 2008 5:43 pm:

I'm so pleased to see the first buds on your lavender as I know mine won't be too long in opening now. I look forward to the updates on the pergola and seeing those lavender fields of yours in full bloom too.


DaphDaph wrote on Fri May 02, 2008 2:01 am:

You inspired me. I bought some lavender seeds! I hope they are not too difficult to grow.


Purple Ranch Hand wrote on Fri May 02, 2008 1:02 pm:

Stew Crew,
That's my new name for all of you. Those of you interested in growing lavender there are a couple of things you might want to consider. They like dry warm climate. Mix equal parts gravel, sand and sandy lome. Make a mound about 12 inches high. Put your plant in the center so it is elevated. Don't water the plant but the roots. If you water the plant itself it is more susceptible to getting fungus which can and will spread from plant to plant. Lavender likes to breathe. Give it plenty of room. If you have white rock available to you place that around the bottom of the plant covering the mound. The white rock will reflect the sun light and keep the plant warm and dry. Which it will love. DaphDaph, we have not grow lavender from seeds we always use clippings. I am curious to see how yours do. Keep me informed. We have mostly Provence but we also dabble in some of the Grosso. Provence is more fragrant but the Grosso seems to hold it's buds longer. Just a little info. PRH

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