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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
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sheryl
Aug 26, 2013 1:11 PM CST
So, I've had a pretty awful summer when it comes to gardening. I guess I hadn't completely readjusted my planting schedule from the Midwest; I'm blaming most of my failures on planting too late this spring for things to really establish.

But I don't have that excuse for the lavender I planted; it went in last fall. Can anyone give me nitty-gritty instructions on growing it in AZ? I got a feeling I might have over-sunned/ over-watered it, but I'm not certain about soil prep, etc.

Holp!
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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
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sheryl
Aug 29, 2013 1:15 PM CST
Hmmmm - anyone out there?
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Aug 29, 2013 1:45 PM CST
Only have experience in the Dallas area and I manage to kill all mine eventually. I would think in your area that at least afternoon shade would be best for it. Maybe post the question on the Ask ATP forum?

http://garden.org/apps/aaq/
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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Sep 5, 2013 3:47 PM CST
I am here but do not grow lavender. I think I tried years ago and it did not do well. Crying

I agree with Debra about the afternoon shade. In fact that would be my advice on about everything we grow in this climate. Blinking
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Name: T-rev
CA (Zone 9b)
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MagerRooRHammer
Sep 8, 2013 12:20 PM CST
Dunno if it helps, but I noticed that direct water during our last heat wave almost killed my english lavander I just put in. I ended up digging a few shallow holes around the root zone of the plant and would fill these with water every 1-2 days depending on the heat. After switching my watering style my plant recovered in the next week from the wilting.

Hopefully that and a little afternoon shade as others suggested will get the job done.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
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lovemyhouse
Sep 8, 2013 12:41 PM CST
Maybe that contributed to the loss of my 5-year-old, 4-foot-wide Provence Lavender. Rarely ever direct watered it until this year. Most of it has just died away and the cause has been puzzling me.
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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Sep 15, 2013 10:37 PM CST
See what happens when you don't watch your threads for a while?

Well, I'm gonna try it one more time. More shade, hopefully, that will make more water less necessary. I know that drainage is critical, so.... quarter minus it is.

Thanks for the responses!
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Name: Sheryl
Hot, hot, hot, Feenix, AZ (Zone 9b)
Charter ATP Member Region: Southwest Gardening Keeps Horses Dog Lover Cat Lover Permaculture
Butterflies Birds Cottage Gardener Herbs I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Irises
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sheryl
Sep 16, 2013 12:53 PM CST
Just in case anyone needs any enabling....
http://www.finegardening.com/plants/articles/allure-of-laven...
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