With each year, I am slowly decreasing the size of the grassy area around my house.
Buying plants would be the quickest easiest way to do this, but that is also the most expensive way. Since I don't have a big pocketbook for buying plants, last fall I took a bucket load of cuttings from the Spanish Lavender plants that I had. The little cuttings wintered over in the greenhouse and I ended up with 53 pots of well rooted baby lavenders. I am so excited about that but it also means I have 53 plants to start putting in the ground.
This picture is the first bloom on one of my baby lavenders that I started from a cutting. Rooting lavender cuttings was also a first for me last year. When I realized how easy it is, I wondered why I had never tried before.
Anyway, my baby just woke from her winter nap and is blooming and I am as proud as any mama can be.