Betty's Blue' English Lavender This adaptable lavender stands out because of its habit: It grows in a decidedly rounded mound and produces large spikes of dark purple-blue flowers in late spring and early summer. 'Betty's Blue' is a compact variety that shines when grown as a small hedge or in a knot garden. Name: Lavandula angustifolia 'Betty's Blue' Size: To 30 inches tall, 36 inches wide
Hydrangeas are one of the most beloved plants in our gardens and for good reason—they are gorgeous. Many gardeners have questions about pruning, colour changes (pink or blue), basic care, transplanting, and how to get stubborn ones to bloom. This simple guide describes the 6 basic types of hydrangeas, so you can know which ones you are growing and how to best care for them.
Pruning lavender is important in keeping a lavender plant producing the type of fragrant foliage that most gardeners grow the plant for. If you are wondering how and when to prune lavender, this article can help.
Tips on Growing Lavender. Lavenders will thrive in most soils keeping these factors in mind: They need good drainage. Banks or slopes are great places for lavenders or if in flat places, create mounds. They like full sun. Gritty or sandy loam is best, but lavenders will do well in clay if the site is amended with sand & lime or bone meal to increase pH level. Pruning is critical! Plants must be pruned ½ to 2/3’s of the growth, preferably in the fall.