I am not an experienced, nor a very knowledgeable gardener. However, I do know that I need to cut back my shrubs and bushes because otherwise the new shoots grow only at the top of the plant. This leaves the bottom looking bare and unattractive. I have not done it yet because I can not throw away the gorgeous coloured shoots and fragrant lavender.
I had to think of an idea that would allow me to use all this beauty, waste not.....
Here is what I came up with. I took the lavender and wrapped it with florists wire into a wreath shape which I sized to fit perfectly around my planting bowl. It needs to be a snug fit as it's not tied on . Then I took the coloured shoots and added them in by gently securing them in the wire or between lavender.
I planted Grape Hyacinth in my planter. Now I feel that I am ready to welcome Spring.