Tag: lavender

Lavender Clippings

Lavender Clippings

The “garden gals” visited Lavender Acres in Meridian, Idaho to learn about pruning lavender in the spring, Grosso lavender specifically. Donna gave us a quick demonstration using the electric pruners and if you have a lot of lavender, you will need the electric shears, too. But, if not, the long handled pruners will work as […]

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A Cutting Garden for South West Idaho

A Cutting Garden for South West Idaho

It is always fun to have flowers to cut and bring into the house. It is NOT fun when those flowers droop after a few hours in a vase! So I put together a pinterest board of some flowers that do good to great in a vase- meaning they last longer than a day or […]

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Best Perennials for Attracting Bees and other pollinators in Idaho – Part Two: Summer bloomers

Best Perennials for Attracting Bees and other pollinators in Idaho – Part Two:  Summer bloomers

Summer Blooming Lavender: So many kinds of lavenders, so little time! I agree with the bees on this one- it’s great! ¬†They can be very slow in greening up in the spring, but a patch of lavender is beautiful and fragrant and attractive to the bees. Lemon Balm: (Melissa officinalis) A vigorous reseeder ¬†-there seems […]

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