Slide Show: Pruning Lavender
This image shows the flowering lavender on the far right (still purple). To their left are several rows of lavender whose flowers have been harvested for processing – bundles are grasped with one hand, clipped with the other, then tossed into ba
The goal is to create a slightly rounded puffy pillow form so maximum light reaches the whole plant. You can use hedge shears for larger plants.
Same goes for larger lavender plants – I think of it as a "puffy pillow shape". Or maybe a "slightly rounded Junior mint". Whatever works for you!
My Sunday was spent out in Yamhill County at the Oregon Lavender Festival at Beulah Park in the town of Yamhill. It was a gorgeous day and my friends and I learned a ton about lavender production and crafts as well as the lavender plants themselves. There was unexpectedly good music while we were there (vocalist Mary Kadderly with Dan Gildea, guitar) in a...