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A Passion for Purple: The Lavender Farm

DIY's The Dirt on Gardening visits The Lavender Farm, a family-run farm in central California dedicated to one famously fragrant flower.

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Photo 3 of 5Lavender loves full sun and needs room to breathe.

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The Three Rules for Growing Lavender:

  • Lavender loves full sun. Plant it in a hot, dry and sunny area.

  • It doesn't do well if over-watered.

  • Frequent pruning helps.

Lavender Planting Tip: Leave space -- at least two feet -- between plants. This will give the blooming heads "room to breathe" and will help to prevent root rot.

Next Photo: Pruning