Lavender - why not?

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Lavender - why not?

Post  Herbert A on Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:28 pm

Hi

about 20 years i had a lavender in a pot in my garden. Every year the same as we do with our bonsai. Let him grow and cut back.
Never had the idea to make a bonsai of a lavender, because i never saw a really good one.

Last year in spring a voice told me to try it.

Here the pics of a beginning love :-)



Not so bad.



One hour later he was in a bonsaipot :-)







I think the lavender and iwill have much fun together the next years.
Last year the tree could grow free. But in spring we start to devolepe him.





I think it ca be an interesting project.

ciao
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Re: Lavender - why not?

Post  Precarious on Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:27 pm

Every year my patient wife asks me to winter her herbs with my tropical bonsai. Every year the herbs die. scratch

That is really a great trunk! Well done.

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Post  Brett Simon on Tue Jan 27, 2015 12:09 pm

Hi Herbert

Great little tree.
Only problem with lavender is that they have a short lifespan in my experience.
Who knows maybe you can keep it going. Well worth it.

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Re: Lavender - why not?

Post  Herbert A on Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:56 pm

@ Brett Simon

A Lavender has a lifespan about 10 years in the garden. But if you cut back the Lavender every year, so the lifespan is much longer.

My Lavender is now about 20 years and he is still strong growing.

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Post  Herbert A on Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:42 pm

update

now about 1 year in Progress. Gets better and better.







Hope you enjoy

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Post  Rui Marques on Tue Aug 25, 2015 2:04 pm

The main reason to a Lavander live longer is cut hard in spring for strong vigour.

Check this. http://www.downderry-nursery.co.uk/

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Post  kevin stoeveken on Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:16 pm

well done herb, herb !!! Razz

i hope it accepts small pot culture...



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Post  Herbert A on Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:24 pm

Hi Rui, thanks for the link. I cut the Lavender hard after blooming.

Hi Kevin. Until now the Lavender grows well in the small pott. Hope it will hold on.

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Re: Lavender - why not?

Post  AlainK on Wed Aug 26, 2015 1:47 am

Very nice portrait Herb   Twisted Evil

I've never seen a Lavender bonsai before and this one is really great. Even if it doesn't survive as long as other species, what you have achieved is very impressive, hats off man


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Post  Andre Beaurain on Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:55 pm

silent              Shocked

Stunning!

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Post  Marco Giai-Coletti on Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:42 pm

Beautiful.

I've tried lavender a couple of times and it didn't like root pruning much. Eventually they both died. I've got to try again.

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Post  Herbert A on Sun Apr 10, 2016 5:40 pm

Hi

the Lavender was growing well last year.

Now it was time to buy a nice pot and to plant the tree in a new position. I think the colour and the style of the pot are perfect for the Lavender.
The new Position gives him a good balance. The main work this year will be to refine the new branches.

Before and after
Lavender 45 cm high. Pot: Josef Maierhofer





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Re: Lavender - why not?

Post  Rui Marques on Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:43 am

Stunner!

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Post  milly.a on Wed Apr 13, 2016 11:29 am

You have such lovely trees

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