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Birds Are Nesting..Signs of Spring!

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There is lot of work to be done around our lavender farm, preparing it for the season. Similarly the birds are starting to pair up, and are busy nesting 🙂  I worked a few hours today at our lavender farm, with a young lady that I just hired to help out this season. I thought I’d give her an idea of the different types of work we do around our lavender farm. Since we are “Certified Organic”, when it comes to weeding and removing invasive plants, everything is done by hand, with integrity in our gardening/farming practices. We never use pesticides!Preparing the wildflowers for another spectacular year

So, today we cleared dead flower tops and grass out of the wildflowers, and dug out 100’s of weeds. We were extremely careful not to disturb the tiny new leaves, and flower buds developing for this seasons lovely flowers. A few of these native wildflowers are: Shasta Daises, Blackeyed Susan, Sweet Williams, Iceland Poppies, Oriental Poppies, Candy Tuff, Hollyhock, Veronica, Verbascum, Dianthus, Delphinium, Showy Milkweed, and Lupines, to name just a few. We finished clearing out about half of our wildflower section, which is about 1/4 acre total size. It doesn’t look real attractive “yet”, because it’s just waking up! It will transform shortly into a brilliant array of lovely fragrant flowers for all to enjoy, people and wildlife alike. But for now, we have lots of work to do before our season starts, and weeding is an extremely important part of any garden.

We look forward to seeing you in the spring opening weekend, April 16th. Happy Happy Spring!

June Wildflowers
June Wildflowers

All Natural “Weed-Reducer”

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We are “Certified Organic” at our Lavender Farms, and that means No “Non-Organic Chemicals” are used at all in the husbandry of our Lavender gardens. So, when it’s time to reduce, or elliminate those wicked weeds, many are hand weeded on our farm. If the weeds are too small, around pavers, or walk ways, etc, we reach for all natural Lemon Juice and White Vinegar. I like to pour it onto the weeds instead of spraying, which tends to make my hands tired 🙂 Simply mix equal parts Lemon Juice and White Vinegar, pour it on, or use a small brush, and brush each weed. Try to do this at a time when you have two days of dry warm weather. Sun increases the weed killing results. This works well for us, hope it works for you. People & pet friendly.