How to Grow and Prune for a Lavender Topiary Tree
There are many health benefits associated with lavender; they are beautiful to look at and wonderfully scented, and you can create lavender topiary trees using the tips below.
Certain varieties of lavender can be grown indoors or outdoors and when pruned into mini topiary trees to look stunning as part of your home decor.
Few gardeners don't know about the many benefits associated with lavender plants, but for those of you who don't, we offer some body and mental health benefits that can be harvested simply by planting lavender in your garden,
Health and Mental Benefits of Lavender
Lavender has been planted in gardens for its medicinal properties for centuries. Traditional healing has used lavender to aid in sleeping, reduced heart rate and bring down blood pressure. Other health benefits associated with lavender include the relief of hot flashes during menopause and the possibility that lavender could be used to relieve asthmatic symptoms. Overall, lavender is known for its ability to fight germs and promote healing.
Therapeutic Benefits of Lavender
Lavender is used extensively in the production of body oils, lotions and soaps and I'm sure that many reading this have relaxed in a tub scented with lavender essential oils. Or what about using lavender to bring this heavenly scent into the home via potpourri or essential oils, especially when the smell of lavender brings about stress relief.
Growing Lavender in the Garden
Healing benefits aside, lavender has numerous benefits for the garden. A single lavender plant attracts all kinds of pollinators to the garden and is also helpful as a spider repellent, which in my home is a must have since we are all afraid of this creepy crawlies! But growing lavender in your garden means that you can harvest your own flowers for drying and making potpourri and be able to press them for essential oil to add to soaps, bath bombs and lotions.
• Lavender in the Garden
Lavender isn't a fussy plant, as long as it has a sunny spot and well-drained soil it will happily flourish and produce scented blossoms. Only requiring deep watering when the soil is dry, the plants only need to be pruned back to prevent them from becoming straggly.
• Lavender in the Home
Lavender grows just as well indoors as it does in the garden. The only requirement is well-drained soil and a lovely sunny spot. If you don't have a sunny spot, there is always the option to purchase a small grow light, and this will work just as well. Follow the step-by-step instructions in the short video below on how to cultivate a lavender plant into a mini topiary for both the garden and home.
• How to Grow a Mini Lavender Topiary
In the video below, you will discover how easy it is to cultivate a mini lavender topiary for display in a garden or place in a pot indoors. It is a simple procedure, and the result is well worth it. Plant the lavender topiary in a decorative pot and place it in a sunny spot or under a grow light.
🌺 LAVENDER "TREE" - Check put the 4 stages of pruning and life of these custom Spanish lavender plants. The side shoots are pruned off as the plant grows up, creating a bare main stem. Once the plant has reached the desired height, the pruning strategy changes and top growth is taken off to promote bushiness and the Dr. Seuss-like ball of growth on top. Pretty awesome!Posted by Epic Gardening on Friday, 10 May 2019