The lavender stems I started rooting earlier this week are doing well. They are vibrant and healthy looking so far. I will admit to even pulling one up to see what was going on under the dirt! I could see tiny white 'nubs' where roots are starting to grow. Hopefully I will get the watering formula right, as it is somewhat touchy at this stage. Generally lavender does not like to have 'wet feet' and grows best if the plants do not receive an abundance of water. But the instructions for the new little plants are to water twice a day. Since they don't have roots yet and they need to grow some, I am watering twice daily, but with some reservation. It will be fun to watch them grow and mature.
There are so many ways to enjoy lavender. Lavender plants growing in the garden are beautiful and are lovely to be enjoyed simply in nature. But the long stems with their gray-blue flowers are also appealing to pick and make into wands, bottles, or baskets. They make a room or drawer so fragrant! A bowl of lavender bud in a basket or crystal bowl is such fun to run your fingers through when walking by a table that they are set on. Lavender thoughts and dreams on a February day!