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Off Beat Travel Visits Our Beautiful Columbia River Gorge

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We had a terrific article written about our farm and the Columbia Gorge by Patrice Raplee. Thank you, thank you for your kind words!!!  http://www.offbeattravel.com/columbia-river-gorge.html

It was a joy to meet Patrice, and her husband, and meander through our lavender farm, enjoying the flowers and aroma! She was a very personable lady and a delight to share moments with on that lovely summer day! Thank you again Patrice, for your visit! We look forward to seeing you both again, and sit in the garden relaxing, and sharing real life moments together!! 🙂

 

Happy Thanksgiving Cheers to all!!

Lavender Lady 🙂

Spring Gardening

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The sunshine warms my face as I begin spring clean-up around the lavender farm. Not sure if the seasons are changing where you are, but for us it is coming on a bit early this year. The first place I start is in the wildflower section. The warmer weather promotes new growth quickly, and there’s still a lot of dead flower stems, and grass that need to go. I do this ‘Carefully‘, not to step on the many little ‘Sweet William’, Hollyhock, Columbine, & Shasta Daisy’s.

This is also the time I dig out a few hundred small Lupine starts. I love Lupine, as you can see, and we go crazy in Lupine!!! It can take over if It’s left unattended. I hope to grow a few hybrid varieties this year in color shades of Yellow and Red :-O !! These wildflowers are not for upick, they are just for everyone to enjoy, smell, and listen to the hum of Bumblebees enjoying the wild life. I think I will enjoy a warm cup of Lavender Chai Tea when I take my break (with a spot o’honey, of course). Happy Gardening!

Lady Lavender

Lupine...our first flowers of the year
Lupine...our first flowers of the year

PS-If you have a photo of garden projects that you are working on, or completed…send them in to me!

Splash of Color

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Sunflowers in the wildflowers
Sunflowers in the wildflowers

When you come to visit our Lavender farm, you not only see fields of Lavender, you may also see a “splash of color” in our Wildflower section, from a spectacular array of Zinnias and Marigolds. These lovely flowers will bloom throughout the fall, along with the English Lavender on its 2nd bloom. The wildflower section has a little path that meanders around, with benches to sit, watch the birds, and inhale the lovely aromas. We invite folks to take a few moments to lighten their minds of all the busyness, and take a few moments to relax. Come into the garden, sit a spill, and enjoy the cooler breeze of fall, and don’t forget your camera 🙂

Flowers
Flowers

Transplanting Lavender starts

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Little lavender plants
Little lavender plants

Today we transplanted 250 lavender plants into 3.5″ pots. They are a few of my favorite Angustifolia, Jean Davis, a pink flower, and Folgate, a dark blue flower. We also, transplanted 125 Sawyers, a Latifolia, with frosted foliage. These will all be ready to sell at our Upick farm, in two to three weeks, providing we get some more sunshine. “Grow lovely flowers, grow!!”   🙂