posted by admin on Apr 10
If you are considering growing lavender in your yard, you may be wondering about effective propagation methods. It is generally better to grow lavender from cuttings rather than seeds, particularly if you live in an area with a relatively short growing season. Lavender likes sun and warmth, and it may not perform well in regions with short growing seasons if it is not allowed to get a good start, and seed-grown lavender may not have the necessary time to develop a strong enough root system to survive a Read the rest of this entry »
posted by admin on Jan 15
Many avid gardeners have invested hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars into planning and creating their garden space. For this reason, many of them want to know if their homeowner’s insurance will cover any damage that occurs to their garden space.
The answer is somewhat complicated and depends on the type of insurance the home owner has. Many policies include a provision to replace a person’s landscaping in the event that it is destroyed or damaged by a natural disaster or vandalism. Every homeowner should read their policy to find out if this provision is included.
Of course, it is also necessary to determine exactly what type of natural disasters are covered by the homeowner’s policy. Many policies, for example, do not cover any damage that is done by pests such as rabbits, deer, or insects. Uprooted trees and flowers that are damaged by a storm, however, are typically covered.
Furthermore, acts of vandalism or accidental damage, such as a truck running over a flower bed, are also covered by most homeowner policies. It is important to note, however, that most policies will require a police report to be filed in order to make a claim. It should also be noted that damage caused by neglect is not usually covered. In other words, a person who forgets to water their garden while they are away on vacation cannot make a claim for dead plants on their homeowner’s insurance.
If you do have a garden with expensive plants, make sure that this is noted on your insurance paperwork. It may be difficult to claim exotic plants if no note was made of their existence before a disaster occurs.
Article provided by homeinsurance-rates.com, a site providing insurance company information for carriers like The Hartford insurance.
posted by www.greenacreslavenderfarm.com on Jul 14
Lavender is an herb that has almost 40 different species. Lavender oil is a wonderful sweet smelling oil that has a great many uses. Lavender has been a symbol of purity and cleanliness since the early days when it was first use for natural healing.
Lavender has many uses. Put a few drops in a diffuser and enjoy the relaxing aroma. You can even apply a few drops directly to the back of your wrist to be enjoyed. Massage a few drops into your temples to treat a headache. It’s also a wonderful Read the rest of this entry »
posted by www.greenacreslavenderfarm.com on Jul 1
The botanical name for lavender is Lavendula. It is from the mint family and has many beneficial purposes. The plant itself is lovely to look at and the fragrance is pleasant. Drying lavender is relatively easy. It can be air dried by tying small bunches together and hanging them upside down in a well-ventilated room. Once you have dried the lavender there are many culinary and household uses for it.
You might try combining it with black or green tea to create Read the rest of this entry »
posted by admin on Jun 17
LAVENDER HAS MANY USES-
MOST PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT LAVENDER AND ITS FRAGRANT SMELL, BUT THERE ARE MANY USES OF LAVENDER THAT PEOPLE DON’T ALREADY KNOW ABOUT. MORE AND MORE FARMERS ARE GROWING AND SELLING LAVENDER AT THE LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS TO PEOPLE WHO MAY OR MAY NOT BE FAMILIAR WITH THE MANY THINGS THAT THEY CAN DO WITH IT. LAVENDER IS VERY CALMING AND CAN BE USED IN SMALL CLOTH BAGS TO PUT OVER THE EYES TO HELP RELAX A PERSON AND HELP THEM Read the rest of this entry »
posted by admin on Jun 5
Did you know the Lavender plant derives from the Mediterranean Region? If not, you do now. The scent of Lavender is just divine. Not only is the color beautiful, so too is the scent. There are a lot of ways to harness the scent of Lavender today. Lavender is made into candles, home sprays, aromatherapy scents and now Lavender Sugar. Lavender Sugar you may ask, yes Lavender Sugar. This is the easiest homemade product to make and all the ingredients can be found in your home, except Read the rest of this entry »
posted by admin on May 24
When making soap at home, one may add in the fragrances or oils they would like to create a refreshing soap. Lavender is a great choice for a scented soap because of the soothing qualities of the Lavender plant. In order to make a Lavender scented soap, there are a few supplies to gather.
The supplies to gather are at least 1 pound of melt-and-pour soap base. The soap base may be any color or formulation. The other essential Read the rest of this entry »
posted by www.greenacreslavenderfarm.com on May 22
The sweet scent and delicate color of lavender, which comes in various varieties, can be a lovely addition to your garden. Knowing how and when to prune lavender is key to the plant’s continued health and growth.
Lavender plants are generally started from cuttings. They won’t reach full-size until they’ve had three years of growth, but should be pruned every year beginning with the first year. Pruning should generally take place in spring or summer after the plant has flowered. If you wait until fall to prune, make sure that you prune Read the rest of this entry »
posted by admin on May 21
Lavender may be planted from seeds, but for those who already have lavender in their garden, growing new plants from lavender cuttings is the most efficient method. Success is likely using cuttings, and your plants will be genetically identical to the parent plant.
Lavender cuttings can be taken in the spring or autumn, but fall cuttings won’t root as rapidly as those taken in spring. Your cutting will need to be rooted in a pot, loosely filled with moist, sandy compost. Read the rest of this entry »
posted by admin on May 20
If you are not familiar with the Lavender plant, they are at least three varieties. These varieties can be used for various reasons. Lavender plants are usually purple, but can be found in pink or white as well. Depending on what purpose the Lavender plant is used for, an herb gardener or someone who likes the Lavender plant, will want to grow the plant for aromatherapy or dÃ©cor uses.
The Lavender plant goes by such names as English Lavender, Spanish Lavender and French Lavender. These are all lovely plants and it is up to you what one, two or Read the rest of this entry »