I also took some lavender cuttings in the fall, and I have been keeping them in the greenhouse over the winter. I haven’t been super diligent about keeping them watered, but lavender prefers dryer conditions anyway. I do believe that most of these are forming roots because they are resistant to a light tug, and they all definitely still look alive. Lavender was something that I’ve always struggled to keep alive every time that I’ve brought one home, but the plant that I’ve finally managed to establish in my garden is doing fantastic and getting huge. I amended the soil with substantial amounts of pea gravel and sand in the spot where I planted it out and the increased drainage was just what it needed to establish itself strongly and survive. I’m really excited about successfully propagating these cuttings taken from that French Lavender plant. I adore lavender.

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