Friday, April 30, 2010

Lavender Survives the Winter Indoors!

These two beauties made it through the winter in a west facing window.  The Grey French lavender looks a little sparse on the left.  It is coming back from the base.  The one on the right is a personal favorite of mine, 'Goodwin Creek' lavender because of its gray foliage.  Both of these lavenders would not have made it through this past winter.  So take heart if you decide to bring a tender lavender inside this coming fall and winter, you can do it with a southern, western or even eastern window.  It was summer for us today in the 80's.  May will be full of ups and downs temperature wise.  Hope you had a wonderful day wherever you may be.


taylorsoutback said...

Just found your blog - I have had on again/off again luck with wintering over different tender lavenders. We live in Northern Wisconsin and I feel fortunate to even have the Hidcotes survive outdoors in my herb garden. We have the correct window exposure but wondering what I do wrong? How often do you water when you bring lavenders indoors?
Thanks so much for sharing.
I must add you to my favorite places!

Lemon Verbena Lady said...

Hi taylorsoutback,

I am sure you are happy to get Hidcotes through the winter in northern Wisconsin. Well, if you look closely, we almost didn't water enough to get them through! I was in charge for a while and that almost doomed them. The Herbal Husband waters them every 3 or 4 days because in the terracotta pots even in the winter, they dry out! Ooops! He waters much differently than I do. I water until water runs through the pot. The Herbal Husband waters a little bit at a time. It is a problem when both of us are watering! LOL! Hope you keep stopping by! If you have any other questions, please ask me! Nancy