How to Prune Lavender - never prune in fall or winter and never cut back to the ground. Prune in spring and early summer after first leaf buds emerge to cut out dead wood and then prune again just after flowers fade - deadhead and shape plants then, leave at least 3 - 5 leaf nods below each flower spike, when shaping, leave at least 5 obvious nodes above the ground where new growth can emerge
Soft Shades Hard- and softscape elements complement each other in this sunny bed. Stone columns define the edges of a slim garden bed. A wood fence provides the flowerbed with a bright backdrop. Planted at regular intervals, ravennagrass offers wispy foliage. Large patches of Shasta daisy accent the color of hardscape elements (such as the fence). Purple asters lend pops of color to the space.