When the bees stop visiting…

Calyxes opened and sucked dry! 

When the bees stop visiting the lavender, we know it is time to prune it down into its mounds. We leave a certain percentage for the bees and other pollinators: now it is completely bloomed out. Starting today and over the next month, each plant will get a careful shaping and good watering to help it push new growth and then harden off before frost. The trimmed stems help mulch between plants and discourage weeds.

Lavender getting a well-deserved haircut!  Ramon paces
himself over a month to save his back.