from above shows just how long the flower wands get. The plant is way down
there. The flower stems are a bright green but the plant is gray which
makes the effect of the whole plant even more stunning. Pruning hard into
the gray leaves will reward you with a magnificent blooming bush that
radiates more than three feet in all directions. Just make sure to prune
after it blooms in the summer or fall and not in the spring!
Below left, we get an idea of how dry these plants like it. Notice
the very dusty soil all around the plants. This photo was taken on a day the
temperature reached over 100 degrees. And, while these plants receive water
every day during a scorcher like that, the ground drains very fast and the
soil bakes dry quickly---just the way the lavender likes it.
To the right we see how important Lavender is in bringing
life to the garden.