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Art In The Flowers

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Three ladies visited our lavender farm a few days ago from Bend. They mentioned that their art group would be coming in August to paint the lavender in bloom. After looking at our lavender starter plants for planting around their homes, they asked, “which ones are hardy to our zone 3-4”? I suggested the Angustifolia “English”, it’s the True Lavender, and most hardy.

Since the sun was out for the first time in three days, they asked if it would be OK if they set-up to paint… of course it would be alright! So on a beautiful sunny day, this is how it looked, painting in the flower garden 🙂

May 29th 2010
May 29th 2010

The amount of growth in 1 week of the Lavender and the Wildflowers is mind-boggling. The Wildflowers are now almost twice as big with hundreds more in bloom, and the Lavender has heading towards bloom a ton also!

Propagating lavender starts

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This is the time we start taking cuttings, and propagating for new lavender starts, while our lavender plants are in their dormnet state. Today I took 130 cuttings off one of our Angustifolia  English lavender varieties. These little cuttings will go into a starter tray, and into our greenhouse. They will receive a fine-mist watering, 3 times a day, for about 4-8 weeks, upon which time they will produce roots.  They will eventually be transplanted into 3″ containers as they grow. Then they will be planted on one of our wholesale farms. We will steam distill the flowers for their beautiful aromatherapy quality essential oil, for calming anxiety, stress, and for insomnia. I feel calm from the aroma, just sitting inside on this rainy fall day, propagating these lovely flowers. 🙂