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Waiting on Blossoms

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Our temps have been extremely cool, and wet this spring. The pear blossoms are just beginning to show a little white, almost two weeks past blossom weekend.  Our lavender plants are just beginning to wake up, along with the butterfly bushes, and other shrubs around our lavender farm.  We are still doing spring clean up, which includes pruning the lavender, and other plants. As I was raking up the pruned lavender from around the plants, I noticed a Praying Mantis Ootheca inside one of the lavender plants. We love all our helpful insects that live at our farm, and since we are certified organic, our garden is a healthy environment for insects, wildlife, and also families. The Mantis is sleeping~waiting for warmer weather, as we and the lovely flowers are too!

Praying Mantis cocoon
Praying Mantis cocoon

We have been re-establishing our path through the rapidly growing wildflower garden, spreading out bark and making it an easy meandering path for us all to enjoy. The Lupine is growing daily and within a month this will be a mass of color. I can hardly wait!

We look forward to seeing you visit, as you explore our beautiful Hood River Valley with your friends, and family.

Re-taking the wildflower path
Re-taking the wildflower path

Orchards in Bloom

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The blossoms on the fruit trees around our Lavfarm finally popped open! It looks like snow covering the fields throughout the valley. The customers that visited our farm this past weekend, took many photos of the gorgeous mountain views, and flower blossoms.  I enjoyed watching a family blow bubbles with their 3yr. old son. Then they strolled along the path in our wildflower section to the back of the farm, where they stopped to take photos together, amoung pear trees in bloom. A garden is a wonderful place to Slow down… and enjoy the simple things in life together with your family and loved ones.

Pear blossoms
Pear blossoms
pear blooms & lavender
pear blooms & lavender

 It’s one of my favorite things to do 🙂