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Posted on 10/23/2010 5:09:47 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT

I'm in the process of designing a little garden and I want to plant some tall lavender.

I found the type of lavender called "Old Grappenhall"and it's the tallest. I'm not using low to ground lavender & can't seem to find it for sale on the 'net. Have looked dozens of places with no luck

Any suggestions?


TOPICS: Agriculture; Gardening; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: gardening

1 posted on 10/23/2010 5:09:49 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Sometimes the same plants are sold under different names. I searched under Grappenhall lavender and found:
http://www.mountainvalleygrowers.com/lavxintermediagrappenhall.htm


2 posted on 10/23/2010 5:18:37 AM PDT by Shugee
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Did you try Jekka’s Herb Farm & Blue Heron Herbary online? If you put the lavender in the search engine, several online herb sellers come up. You may already have tried all of them to no avail, though. We try ebay for everything, too, and many times they have what we’re looking for.


3 posted on 10/23/2010 5:29:45 AM PDT by Twinkie (TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT!)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Types of Lavender:

http://plants.usda.gov/java/nameSearch?keywordquery=lavender&mode=comname&submit.x=26&submit.y=9


4 posted on 10/23/2010 5:30:57 AM PDT by mrsmith
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To: Twinkie

right now i’m there on ebay looking around, thanks so much for your kind reply.


5 posted on 10/23/2010 5:40:07 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (No more oil change for you and no more TIME Magazine covers =^..^=)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT; Diana in Wisconsin

Can you help her out? ping.


6 posted on 10/23/2010 5:40:40 AM PDT by kimmie7 (I don’t think BO is the antichrist, but he may very well be 665.)
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To: Shugee

that’s exactly what i was looking for.........i kept keying in Old Grappenhall....thanks!!!


7 posted on 10/23/2010 5:40:59 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (No more oil change for you and no more TIME Magazine covers =^..^=)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Here is another source:
http://www.morningsunherbfarm.com/index.php?cPath=32_34&osCsid=ho4rgddp5t19umo17imaoounj6


8 posted on 10/23/2010 5:41:21 AM PDT by Shugee
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To: mrsmith

nice list........thanks!


9 posted on 10/23/2010 5:41:34 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (No more oil change for you and no more TIME Magazine covers =^..^=)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

I have gotten some great heirlooms from eBay. Diana is a garden guru, perhaps she can help.


10 posted on 10/23/2010 5:41:54 AM PDT by kimmie7 (I don’t think BO is the antichrist, but he may very well be 665.)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

the idea here for the tallest lavender is this plant would compliment height being planted underneath and in front of the hollyhocks(omg i love them sooooo much)....it’s been fun designing this little garden it’s only two patches of graces but enough to plant something that it would it look nice and not so bare in front of two sets of windows on ground floor level...thanks so much for all of your responses

sincerely,
MDGVT


11 posted on 10/23/2010 5:46:15 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (No more oil change for you and no more TIME Magazine covers =^..^=)
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To: kimmie7

my other project is a combined long-term outdoor flower art installation that i’m doing with a hillside and spirea


12 posted on 10/23/2010 5:48:54 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (No more oil change for you and no more TIME Magazine covers =^..^=)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

“She slept azure lidded..on blanched linen...smooth and lavendered..”


13 posted on 10/23/2010 6:07:34 AM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: bushpilot1

who’s magical words are these? very interesting.
I do plant to harvest some of this,too!


14 posted on 10/23/2010 7:28:07 AM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (No more oil change for you and no more TIME Magazine covers =^..^=)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

I use to dry lavender and use it in clothes drawers. I also boiled it and put the water in a spray bottle. You can spray your sheets lightly and they smell wonderful. Better than any sleeping aid. Just a thought.


15 posted on 10/23/2010 8:26:20 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

http://www.keats-shelley-house.org/en/works/works-john-keats/john-keats-the-eve-of-st-agnes

XXX


16 posted on 10/23/2010 2:57:53 PM PDT by bushpilot1
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To: bushpilot1

ty ty :)


17 posted on 10/23/2010 4:57:48 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (No more oil change for you and no more TIME Magazine covers =^..^=)
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To: bushpilot1

i shall post a pic of my cottage garden in Summer of 2011


18 posted on 10/23/2010 4:59:24 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (No more oil change for you and no more TIME Magazine covers =^..^=)
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To: momtothree

ty! i’ll remember these tips


19 posted on 10/23/2010 5:00:22 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (No more oil change for you and no more TIME Magazine covers =^..^=)
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To: MissDairyGoodnessVT

Lavender is one of my favorite plants. When I lived in Ohio, I killed my fair share of them (by the dozens!) despite being trained as an OSU Master Gardener. Btw, “Provence” is my absolute favorite variety.

Here are some things that are absolutely crucial about lavender cultivation in the NE. (I clicked on your name to be sure you were in VT. Climate matters with lavender.)

1. Your soil for lavender must be fast draining. Planting in a raised bed is nearly essential, when you live in an area that gets winter “snow pack.” Add organic material to clay soil for drainage. Do not add sand.

2. Lavender grows wild in places like Greece. It’s essentially a Mediterranean plant and it needs HEAT. Given that NE is not noted for its hot weather, you’ll have to help out. Be sure your lavender plants have large rocks as their edging: they absorb heat all day and will release heat at night. If you aren’t putting these plants in a full southern exposure, find a new spot. Otherwise, you are wasting your time and money.

3. Do not overwater. Once established, DO NOT WATER AT ALL, in fact. Not unless VT gets some drought that goes from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Make sure you don’t let your little lavenders trick you: They will start to wilt a few days after you have them a good soaking, and you’ll want to water them again. Don’t do it. They are warning you...that your watering is causing them to die of dehydration. Yep. Those plants that are wilting are usually dying of dehydration. This is because too much water is destroying the working root system. A plant that is overwatered will die of dehydration 100% of the time, guaranteed. And it will be wilting (looking in need of water) when it does it. But it makes sense when you think about it; the roots are melting away and they can no longer deliver water to the plant.

4. If fragrance is important to you, do NOT fertilize your herbs, lavender included. It robs your plants of scent, at the expense of green growth.

Lavender is the ultimate “Plants for Dummies” plant. It can be hard to grow because we kill them with kindness....because we love them so much! They need lousy, rotten, rocky soil. Little water. No fertilizer. Rocks to keep them warm.

Good luck :)


20 posted on 10/24/2010 5:48:07 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: Daisyjane69

thank you for this most valuable information!
i could never have found this anywhere, especially about putting stones around them. rest assured they will be in full sun and dry soil...i’m so excited about this little project. i’ll send you pics in Summer 2011.


21 posted on 10/24/2010 3:20:48 PM PDT by MissDairyGoodnessVT (No more oil change for you and no more TIME Magazine covers =^..^=)
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