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Re: lavendula officinalis question


Tony,
If they've performed well with your current pruning technique, stay with
it.  When you say the older ones are kind of "shaggy", I think I've heard
tha lavenders get that way and should be replaced with younger plants...may
be wrong, but I think I read that somewhere.

Kitty


> [Original Message]
> From: <romans810@juno.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 2/24/2003 7:42:23 PM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] lavendula officinalis question
>
> Lavender
> I have Lavenders, 1 - 6yrs. old. I've been cutting them back to about 8
> in. Is that to low? I'm about ready to cut. the older ones are kind of
> "shaggy".
>
> Tony Veca <><
> Another Gr888 Day in Paradise !!!!!
> Vancouver, WA
>
> On Mon, 24 Feb 2003 12:40:06 -0600 <mlrasmus@rockwellcollins.com> writes:
> > From Donna's post -
> > >>  #3 Spring River Nursery? Anyone ever heard of them?
> > 
> > 
> > I saw the same ad in our Sunday newspaper, Donna - Hardy Lavender, 1 
> > for
> > $2.98 or 12 for $18.00, "a lifetime of joy!"
> > 
> > This is the same nursery that advertizes Paulownia tomentosa
> > (Scrophulariaceae)- Empress Tree - "a beautiful flowering tree that 
> > will
> > grow 15 feet in a year" for a very inexpensive price.  It all 
> > sounded so
> > wonderful I was thinking about ordering several until I got more 
> > info from
> > the net. Anyone out there have any experience with this tree?
> > This is one of many sites that discourage it's use:
> > 
> > http://www.nps.gov/plants/alien/fact/pato1.htm
> > 
> > I think Kitty's comment  - If you're getting a lavender, you might 
> > prefer
> > one of the many cultivars - is probably what I'm going to do instead 
> > of
> > ordering from Spring River.
> > 
> > Mardi
> > Iowa z4b
> > 
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> Tony Veca <><
> Another Gr888 Day in Paradise !!!!!
> Vancouver, WA
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