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LAVENDER PRUNING                                                 
If you did not prune your lavender in the fall, you will need to wait until spring.  It is important to not prune lavender until it begins to wake up and fill in as you may be cutting off new growth.  Lavender does not need much fussing over, but pruning is one of the essentials to maintain healthy happy lavender.  Your lavender will come back stronger and fuller if you prune it back each year.  Pruning also keeps the lavender from getting long leggy bare branches.  So turn on the video and watch as I show you how to prune your lavender.  It is as easy as 1,2,3, and you're done.  I will show you a special secret to trimming your lavender that you can do in less than 30 seconds.  Now  you can have a beautiful happy garden with a secret that will make pruning a snap.

Wintered over Grass

Trimming Your Grasses
There are many schools of thought to trimming grasses.  I am going to tell you how we do it here at Purple Adobe Lavender Farm. This way allows you to have your grasses right through the winter.  They turn a beautiful color of wheat and add a dramatic look to your winter garden.  I do not cut back my grasses in the fall.  I leave them to clean out, not cut back, but clean out in the spring.  In fact I believe that not cutting back your ornamental grasses helps them to winter over.  Many cut them back right to the ground, leaving a stubb.  I leave them on the stem and do nothing until the spring, using a comb and a couple of cuts.  Yes, that is right, a comb.  Just a regular old comb like we use in our hair. It works GREAT! 
So just leave those grasses alone, enjoy them through the winter and come back for our Garden Wake up Series in the Spring.  I will have a video for you to watch and show you how to wake up your garden including grasses. Never lose the beauty of your grasses, and never again cut them to their nub leaving an ugly stubble in the garden.  See you in the spring for "Garden Wake Up."