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How and When to Prune Your Christmas Cactus (and Why You Need to)

Wait, you’re supposed to prune these things? If you’re a Rural Sprout regular, then it’s probably safe to say you know I’m a huge fan of Christmas cactuses. And by Christmas cactuses, I mean all varieties of schlumbergera – no matter when they bloom; Christmas, Thanksgiving or Easter.

Harvesting Lavender: A Guide for Harvesting, Pruning and Drying Lavender

As an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases. Lavender is a beautiful and fragrant plant. Harvesting and pruning it the right way can improve your plant longevity, and allow it to really flourish. Learning how to dry lavender opens up so many ways to use lavender. In this guide, we will discuss when to harvest it, how to prune, and basic drying methods.