English Lavender ... a natural bug repellant... rub this flower or leaves and rub over your skin, repels mosquitoes, ticks and other insects... and it smells delightful, is so calming and you can add some to your favorite muffin recipe or into fresh squeezed lemonade..
Clean Your lavender up.... Once your lavender plant has had one year to establish itself, you will need to prune your lavender once a year. The best time to prune lavender is in the spring...prune off 1/3 of the plant. This will force the lavender to create new and more growth, which will not only keep the lavender bush from going woody, but will also help to increase the amount of lavender available for harvest later in the season. gardengatenotes.com
How To Prune Lavender Plant To Promote More Flowers
A Guide To Prune Lavender To Make It More Bushy - I really love lavender so I’m always looking for a way to make it more bushy. Today I found this simple video which demonstrates how to prune a lavender plant to promote more flowers.
I love rhododendrons, and have two in this beautiful shade of purple; however, they tend to get overgrown and "bushy." So, I trimmed out the entire bottom of mine, making the bush into a tree. I then planted some shade-loving plants beneath it. Everyone keeps asking me where I got those "trees!" ;)