Lavendar, the flowers are here

nice Looking - One of the tiny flowers on my Lavendar Plant
@webeishere (36353)
United States
September 9, 2007 11:32am CST
Well finally my lavendar has flowered. It's a one year plant that I planted around late May and I wasn't exp[ecting any flowers this year. But lo and behold my green thumb did it again it seems. I diodn't know that the flowers were so tiny. With the digital camera I have I couldn't get a great close up but this looks decent enough for here I think. I will add a couple other pictures soon. Now a question about it, do I cut it to the ground before the freeze happens or just let it die off naturally? HAPPY POSTINGS FROMGRANDPA BOB !!~
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@mummymo (23707)
10 Sep 07
Sorry Grandpa Bob I don't really know what you should do with your plants but I did want to congratulate you! I would also suggest you take some indoors - it could help you have the best nights sleep ever! Well done honey! xxx
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
11 Sep 07
I've got a seperate one growing in the house as well. Hee hee. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
10 Sep 07
I would rather you let it die naturally Grandpa Bob. Also you will have more time looking at it than cutting it too soon. It may also be useful for it to make the ground more fertile if you just let it die naturally. Happy gardening as always Grandpa Bob!
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Sep 07
Thank you. I have decided to let it die off naturally. Good to see you around again. Must be busy I bet? How are ya doing anyhow? Miss ya! HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
• China
10 Sep 07
Its a nice picture.I am always a big fan of lavendar and I thought you must be very happy to see it flowered after a year's hard work.Sorry to say I know little in how to take care of them but I do look forward to seeing more pictures from you.Happy posting!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Sep 07
sEND A FRIENDS REQUEST. cHECK OUT ALL MY DISCUSSIONS. i TAKE A lot OF PHOTOS AND USE THEM HERE AS WELL. tHANKS FOR YOUR RESPONSE ALSO. happy postings from grandpa bob !!~
@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
10 Sep 07
If there is no winter where you live, you're very lucky. I wish there is no winter here, I can plant anything and it will grow the whole year. close to winter usually plants just die naturally, as if they sense it. some herbs I planted them in pots so in winter I can bring them in.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Sep 07
Oh we have winter here. I'm in Minnesota. Or as we call it at times, Minnesnowta or Minesobrrrrrr!! Hahahaha!!~ HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
10 Sep 07
I still keep thinking that it doesn't look exactly like a Lavender. But after having a good look at your photo & then going outside to check my photo, I decided that it probably is Lavender. I think there must be more than two species. I have at least three English Lavenders. One of them is huge. I almost never cut them back. I used to have Australian Lavender, but they have die off, which I find unattractive. Is there such a plant as American Lavender?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Sep 07
I have no idea of the different names of Lavendar. HAHAHA! All I know is that there are dwarf varieties and bush varieties. Mine is of the bush varity. Other than that I am lost. HAHAHAHA! Wait I know of English Lavendar. So it seems being an English and Australian variety maybe there is an American Variety as well. Hmmmm? HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
9 Sep 07
We are just coming into spring and my lavender plant is about to flower for the first time. Don't cut it to the ground Bob! It should be frost resistant but if it's not just cover it. It's a shrub that will flower several times a year. The flowers can be picked and dried and used in little pouches to make your linen smell lovely or to be put in drawers for you clothes to smell good. It also wards off moths and silverfish. so is great for things being stored. It shpuldn't die unless you don't water it or it gets killed by the cold.
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Sep 07
Thank you very much. guess I may just let nature run iot's course with it then.
@eden32 (3976)
• United States
9 Sep 07
I'd harvest them & dry as they become ready, but whatever isn't ready by the first frost I'd let nature have back. I've tried lavender 2 years now, and haven't had any luck. I'm awful with gardening in general. I've been successful with sage, cukes & squashes but that's about it. Any helpful hints with the lavender?
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
10 Sep 07
I've got a big green thumb I've been told. I can't kill weeds with poison. I plan and using some of the plant for my pot pourri burner. And I was also thinking of leting nature take it's course and see what transpires next spring. Some plants if you just prune them or shear them a bit they grow back stronger and fuller. I just don't know if this is the case here with lavendar. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@ctrymuziklvr (11060)
• United States
9 Sep 07
I love seeing pictures of what you have grown and I'm still jealous of your green thumb. I can't keep an indoor plant alive as many times as I try!
@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Sep 07
Fuzzy Buds - Awesome shot of the fuzzy buds just before the open up into a flower
Thanks a lot. It means a lot to me to hear these type of comments. This shot shows the fuzzy buds before the flower. I think it's a great shot. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
• United States
9 Sep 07
Here is my Garden, I am growing Peppers, Tomatoes  - Here is my Garden, I am growing Peppers, Tomatoes and some Carrots, the carrots are hidden and cannot be seen in this picture but they are there. I had some cucumbers but they did not do well in our summer heat and the too much rain we had in Texas so maybe next year I will try again.
Hi Grandpa Bob, My garden is still growing, but we don't get cold here in Texas until November so I still have time to grow some much wanted tomatoes and peppers, I wanted to share with you a picture of my small, but garden as it is growing away. We started this garden from seeds (for the children) so it has been growing a long time and took so long to get to the point of where it is now.
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@webeishere (36353)
• United States
9 Sep 07
Lavendar Flowers  - These are a really dark blueish purple. I love them
I start a lot of mine from seed. I start them in January from seed so they are a few inches tall at least to plant outdoors once the ground thaws in may or June. rated and commented on the photo as well. Heres another shot of the flowers on my lavendar. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB!!~
@gabs8513 (48716)
• United Kingdom
11 Sep 07
I think from what I have heard from others you have to cut them and then leave them somewhere cool to dry out if you want to use them I love my Lavender essential Oils they certainly do work on making me sleep well
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• Australia
10 Sep 07
Hello Grandpa BOB Congratz for your first lavendar. Purple is a very beautiful color, and lavendar is a beautiful flower too. I hope they will growing more beautiful God bless you
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
10 Sep 07
You really do have a green thumb that is for sure. I could kill an artificial plant! I am not the best at planting or even keeping a plant alive. It's terrible! that lavendar plant is beautiful. I have no idea what you should do, most people I know end up cutting their plants down but I guess it wouldn't hurt to let it die naturally and come back.
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@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
10 Sep 07
great picture,they are beautiful,i dont have a garden right now,but when i get my house soon i will,and i would love to have a beautiful flower garden.hopefully i will be able to do a great job like you,and also i would love to grow some cucumbers.take care.pattie
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@cmsk2005 (1770)
• United States
9 Sep 07
Good news again and a good smile on your face and our face too. Your garden has all the good luck as it got you as the coach. Have all the good luck with it dear
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@creematee (2810)
• United States
9 Sep 07
that's sooooo pretty! I wish I could grow it. Honestly, I don't know how to winter it over. I suppose I would cut it back, and mulch it under some oak leaves or straw to help keep it warm(er.) Your MN winters are a little more brutal than our Iowa ones, and like I said, I've never had luck with keeping it. I suppose, if You don't find the answer here, you can always call your county extension office.
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• Malaysia
9 Sep 07
I need that lavender flowers, Grandpa Bob. Once in a month I use lavender flowers for my bathing and lavender shampoo products for my hair. It is a good type of flower for my aroma therapy. Put the flowers in my bath tub for one hour before take/have my bath....yeah...it soothe my feeling. To your question and my answer is better you let it die for bio-organic purpose and be the organic fertilizer. Let the bacteria works for you to make that soil more on natural fertilized. As usual, happy posting Grandpa Bob!!!!
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• United States
20 Sep 07
I love lavendar flowers to look at but they hate my sinuses. I am allergic to the smell. I think with the funny summer we had you never know what will bloom or wont. I am glad you have a green thub I have a brown one. LOL
@venshida (4837)
• United States
14 Sep 07
It's beautiful. I love lavender. I was planning on planting some but never got around to it.