I don't really intend to be a slave of the garden all my life but would like to have a beautiful garden. The best thing to do is to plant several perennial plants that will keep coming up every year. To save money, you can try plant propagation. Today, I trimmed our lavender bushes...it's a good practice to keep it in shape and encourage more new growth. In the end, I've also collected a lot of stems for propagation.
|Out of the two small pots of lavender we bought 3 years ago, we now have several bushes:)|
Ambitious me planted about 105 lavender stems that was dipped in hormone root powder, directly into the ground. Let's see how many will take off.
|Use hormone root powder on end of stem to aid the plants before planting|
Last year, I did it in recycled pots, but I'm getting lazier and becoming more confident this year, so, I had to do it another way too.
|rooting lavender directly into ground - my experiment|
I will later check on the other lavender bush to see if I can get some free off shoots which develops from the main bush. You can severe it off from the parent plant and transplant it somewhere with it's own little roots.
|rooting lavender in water - another experiment|
With roots on, lavender are very easy plant to grow. With the rest of the left over pruned stems, I've decided to clean them up and propagate it in water. I have to check it often and keep the water clean and hope that they will eventually develop roots...before I can start dreaming of a lavender field. Wish me all the best as I try hard going for this and that!!
Hope you have a very good day too:) Dreaming big dreams:)