Hi everyone! I've very much enjoyed looking through this forum and am excited to learn more now that I have discovered it!
I'm hoping that you might be able to help me troubleshoot what is up with my lavender (this is year 2 trying to make lavender work and although I've managed to not kill it yet, it certainly does not look happy!). I already know from reading this forum I made my first mistake purchasing it from the big orange box store, lesson #1 learned! I also chucked the tag so I'm not quite sure what type of lavender it is, but we live in zone 6b.
It was so nice and perky when we brought it home but alas, now here's what I've got:
I think it got pounded by a heavy rain and hasn't recovered since? I have been watering it sparingly as I think that's where I made my mistake with my first ones. I've let it dry out quite a bit and then give it a good water before letting it dry out again. Also, I moved it from our front steps to where it can get 6-8 hours of sun a day and if I know it's going to pour outside for a while I've been bringing it in.
I have obviously not transplanted it yet, but am thinking perhaps that will help? I'm afraid to shock it though. If so, should I transplant it into terra cotta planters or do I have to set it into the ground? If I can put it in a pot, do I need to put it on some feet to help with draining?
Thank you all in advance for taking the time to read this and offer your help, especially because I'm sure some of these questions are very novice. I promise I won't run away! Let me know if there's any other info that I have omitted that would be helpful as well. Thank you again!