We have U-pick Lavender now :)

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A few varieties of our Angustifolia, “English” Lavender, have just started to bloom!  We’ve been anticipating this day for awhile!!  We get excited about the start of our U-pick season at our Lavender Farm!! 🙂 It’s beautiful watching  the changes, each day, as these lovely flowers start their extremely fast growth, preparing for bloom time. The English is the first variety to bloom, and the French blooms in July.  We hope you will plan a trip out to cut your own Upick Lavender bouquet soon.

This weekend is Father’s day, and we are serving up some iced mint tea, lavender shortbread and handmade lavender truffles in honor of “Dad”.

We are planning for our 5th Anniversary of Lavender DAZE Festival next month, July 11 & 12th.

Well…I’m off to dead-head Lupine and play in the Wildflower Garden! 🙂

Lavender beginning to bloom
Lavender beginning to bloom

Did you walk on the path through my wild flower garden???

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Planting Zinnias
Planting Zinnias

The Lupine is quickly going to seed, so I’ve started cutting out the seed pods, and triming the plants. Now I’ll need to fill in with other flowers that will bloom through the hotter days of summer 🙂 Today I worked with my “sister”, for a few hours, early in the morning, weeded out a section of wild flowers. Then we prep-ed the soil, and planted  Zinnias, Marigold, and white Nicotiana. These lovely flowers will bloom for us by the end of June and into July, and on through the hot month of August. There is nothing more calming, and serene than walking along the path in a wild flowers garden 🙂

Planting Marigolds, and Nicotiana
Planting Marigolds, and Nicotiana

Angustifolia “English” Lavender Blooms

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Hood River Lavender
Hood River LavenderWildflowers & lavender soon to bloom

We’re all anticipating our Lavender blooms.  It’s hard to wait, but it’s only a week away!! Then we will have a couple hundred “English” Lavenders in bloom, in different sections in our garden. But as we wait, there a tons of  exquisitly, beautiful wild flowers in the middle of our gardens, so come out with cameras in hand, and sit in the flower garden to relax!!

Wildflower garden
Wildflower garden