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  1. this looks so beautiful! I love lavender but have failed THREE YEARS IN A ROW to get my seeds to germinate. I am going to just buy some plants and do this tomorrow!

    1. It is so hard to germinate! I also quit after trying for two years, it’s just so easy to buy the plants. I don’t have to make everything hard! Ha!

  2. Lavender is so awesome, so are your pictures! Lavender is fickled, but rewarding in the end.

    If you have a bulb jar, while not necessary, lavender can be easily rooted using this method. If you find the lavender is going downhill, snip some of the hardest, (older the better) stalks, strip most of the leaves off so they do not touch the water and you’ll have plenty of new plants for next year. While this can take almost a month to root, plan ahead while the weather is decent or do this indoors where the temperatures are warmer.

    Thanks for a great article; what a great helper too! Please post a follow-up at the end of summer, I would love to see all your lavender 🙂

  3. Love your photos!!!! Lavender is so wonderfully fragrant! I have never tried growing it and I don’t know that I’ve ever seen anyone grow it here. We are in zone 7 so maybe it would work!

  4. Hi Jennifer…I love your photos and this potted lavender looks amazing! I have thought about growing some in a pot to bring indoors for the winter and this looks like something I can handle!

    I saw your post on the Simple Homestead Hop and wanted to invite you to share it on Farm Fresh Tuesdays! Hope to see you there!

  5. How do you propagate lavender? Can you cut it down and root it in a jar and transplant? Have you tried it?

    1. I found a great article on the topic from Get Busy Gardening, How to Propagate Lavender Plants from Cuttings

  6. I love this fabulous idea. I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing with us at Charming Homes & Gardens.

  7. I potted some lavender on my patio- it smelled so wonderful when I bought it, but the scent went away almost immediately when I potted the plants. I’ve had them for about six weeks now and still no scent. Any ideas why?

  8. I live in northern British Columbia in zone 2b. I have two lavender plants that I’ve overwintered for several years. They are in a south facing bed so protected from the north wind. I always cover them with snow when I shovel the sidewalk. Both are Munstead. Last year a friend gave me a seeding from her garden and it overwintered in my very exposed perennial bed, albeit with snow cover. When I’ve had potted ones I mulch them with turkey grit that I get from a farm supply store. Years ago I read a good article which I’ve since lost but it suggested the turkey grit and also to mix in a handful of lime. Ive read that they don’t like humidity and maybe that has helped me too as it is very dry here. I hope these hints can help someone.

    1. Thank you these tips are so helpful! I have read that a covering of snow helps, so glad you can verify that!

  9. Hi, love this post. I noted you planted theee lavender plants in one container, I’ve planted three lavender plants in a galvanised planter too but I started thinking whether I should have just planted the one in the middle as they can get very bushy, would you separate them?

    1. Mine haven’t grown terribly big in the container. Of course I think our kittens using them as a litter box doesn’t help!! Without seeing yours, it’s hard to say. You could always move one if it starts to get too crowded.

  10. I just love lavender-both the look and the smell of it! This was so smart to put it in containers! It grows fairly well where i live, but I’m horribly allergic to it.

  11. I love lavender, it’s so classic and fragrant. Every year, I have planted lavender in my garden beds in front of my house. Nearly every year, I lose at least half of the plants over the winter. We are in zone 6. Essentially, I have been using them as annuals. My plan for a huge garden of lavender is just not coming true in this yard. This year I am trying something different. My hope is that by planting a few lavender plants in containers; I will be able to keep them alive in the heated area of the barn throughout the winter as well.

    1. Yes! I can’t seem to remember to care for it like I should through the winter, but I hope to every year!

      1. Jenn, thank you for these helpful hints. I’m starting to think about planting and getting the back yard in shape. And we do get lots of sun here in the Southwest. So I’m going to give lavender a try.

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