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Lavender and Spittle Bugs

June 5th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

Welcome back to the fields and gardens of Jardin du Soleil.
The sun is out, the weather is warming, and our fields of lavender are putting on shades of purple!

But what is that white foamy stuff on my plants??

Spittle bugs will appear in early spring on your lavender plants and are detected by the white foamy spittle, which is emitted as camouflage! Your plants may appear unsightly but the damage is minimal. Damage may result in twisting or deformation of the leaves and stems. Washing the spittle bugs off the lavender plants may only be a temporary solution, and could result in too much moisture in and around your lavender plant.

We don’t worry about them in our fields, because as the weather warms the spittle bugs will disappear before the flowers bloom.

So relax about the white foamy stuff and look forward to the lavender season to come!

Happy Gardening!

Gardening for Spring

March 30th, 2010 by Jardin Du Soleil

Hello all, Boo here…

If you are ever in the garden this time of year, you know as well as I do that the Spring time brings on business. At Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm I’ve been weeding, pruning, stuffing hanging baskets, potting, planting, raking, light watering and even spreading cow manure… yep I said cow manure.
All of this is in preparation for our up coming season, which begins April 2nd, 2010. So come wonder through our gardens and enjoy the spring time blooms!

Happy Gardening,
Boo @ Jardin du Soleil