I live in NYC and the winter was fairly mild. I'm not sure of the exact variety of lavender I have, but I purchased a couple flats of small plants last year and group-planted them in various large pots on my deck. They grew long and ended up looking like a slightly overhanging shrub in the pots. The leaves were very fragrant to the touch, but I never got any stalk of flowers on any of them. I left the plants out all winter and while the long leafed stems have dulled, (and possibly have dead ends), they still maintain their fragrance and look as though they are going to come back this spring. Here my question: Should I trim them back now, before they begin their growing cycle, to allow the strength to go to its core and possibly produce flower stalks, or should I just leave them alone and see what happens?
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Spring is a good time to prune your plants after the first season.
Watch for them to just start leafing out.
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