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DriftingDude
Charleston, SC

November 10, 2008
11:14 PM

Post #5775522

Thanks for the growing tip using sand or pea gravel for lavender in humid climates. My plants just did so so here on the South Carolina coast. Thanks again!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

November 10, 2008
11:40 PM

Post #5775606

Dude, on another article thread somebody (also from SC) reported that their lavender did very well in a hot sunny spot with a mulch of white sea shells.

Mulch yours, and see if things improve! Good luck!
DriftingDude
Charleston, SC

November 12, 2008
1:43 PM

Post #5781790

Critter,

I have seashells also. Thanks for another tip. :)
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

November 12, 2008
1:44 PM

Post #5781795

I'm sure you have sand, also... just be sure either is well rinsed to remove salt (if self-collected). :-)

And I'll bet you have lovely, sandy, well-draining soil to make your lavenders happy!
DriftingDude
Charleston, SC

November 15, 2008
11:56 PM

Post #5795246

Critter,

My area has sandy soil and plenty ot sun in the summer. Wish me luck!
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

November 16, 2008
2:42 AM

Post #5795915

Good Luck! Enjoy your lavenders.

:-)
julias
Franklin, TN

November 17, 2008
5:23 PM

Post #5801218

Critter,
I also look up to see what herb or flower farm or even botanical garden we can visit while traveling. If ever you are in Indiana, check out Carolee's Herb Farm. She has lots of display gardens and rows and rows of lavender. I love to craft with lavender by using it dried in arrangements and in crafting soap.

Thanks for the advice about the mulch. We just discovered that we needed to mulch with some type of rock in order to keep our lavenders from rotting in the winter.

Thanks for the great article!
julias
critterologist
Frederick, MD
(Zone 6b)

November 17, 2008
8:29 PM

Post #5802029

Thanks for reading & responding! I appreciate the shopping tip, too. :-)

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