Today I planted 60, 2″ Helichrysum plants on our U-Pick lavender farm. This plant is a perennial that has beautiful tiny yellow flowers, that bloom mid summer. It loves full sun, and is drought tolerant, similar to Lavender. We have about six, 4 year old plants near our retail cottage. The yellow flowers are a beautiful contrast with the Lavender. One of our customers visiting our farm, walked by the helichrysum plants, and commented on it’s aroma. He said, ” what is that aroma I smell, like maple syrup?” Other customers mentioned that it’s aroma is like chocolate or vanilla. It is a lovely plant, and it’s healing benefits are endless. When it’s at full bloom, we distill the flowers for essential oil and hydrosol, flower water. The oil and hydrosol are used for sport injuries, for it’s anti-inflammatory benefits. It is also anti-allergenic, anti-spasmodic, astringent, diuretic, analgesic, cytophylactic, cholagogue and nervine. This is why we say, it is nothing short of precious. Just another gorgeous Flower!!
Today I responded to several emails inquiring about 2009 weddings at our Lavender Farm. We are now doing weddings at our farm. Our lavender farm is a scenic, romantic setting for small intimate weddings. The maximum number of quests is 175, and we are doing ceremony only. We have stunning views of both Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams. The peak season is June, July and August, and there are Black Out dates, so we encourage folks to reserve “Your Day” soon. We love to host and celebrate such a big day. Who knew that our passion would lead to a place where others wish to honor each other and exchange their vows? Such fun!