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Fairest Spring Flowers

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As we patiently wait for our lovely lavender flowers, our wildflowers are preparing to explode with Springs fairest flowers. Our Lupines are among the first flowers to arrive in our wildflower garden. These spectacular blooms transform our garden into a paradise of beauty, providing exquisite color that many photographers and artists love to capture!  Soon after the Lupines bloom, our Iceland Poppies, Hollyhock, and Foxglove will bloom.

1st Lupine blooms
1st Lupine blooms

We also welcome back, our most precious creature, the tiny Humming Birds. I love to sit on our covered patio and admire these tiny birds as they dance around their feeders. Many customers sit for hours admiring and photographing these precious creatures.

We hope you plan to come out and visit this month, to enjoy the beauty of flowers, our hummers, and serene mountain views. Don’t forget your cameras, or art supplies.

Thank you Wonderful Customers!

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Thanks to all our wonderful customers and fans that traveled out to our Upick Lavender Farm for our opening weekend, and plant sale!!  The weather was just perfect!! We greatly appreciate all of you!  http://bit.ly/dyaSEm

Today we had 73′, and the hummingbirds are back enjoying the sunshine with me. Yeah! Tomorrow might be a different story!! It’s Spring in Oregon!!  Relax & Breathe :))

Colorful Contrast

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Great Hummingbird pic by Josh Aldous
Great Hummingbird pic by Josh Aldous

It was a bit cooler today around 63′. Not too many customers came out to visit, so I took advantage of the cool temp. and planted a few Gladiolas, Traderhorn red & Peter Pear peach, around the garden. A few were planted in the wildflower section behind benches, where I have old wicker “head-boards”, sunk into the ground.  Then I planted yellow Danka Dahlias, & Cactus Star’s Favourite pink Dahlias, in a few whiskey barrels. These flowers will give interesting contrast to the Lavender in June and July. We also have planted some new lavenders: Sarah, Dwarf Alpine White, and a couple “un-named” varieties that were crossed on our farm. If they turn up as new varieties, then we will have to consider names. 

 

Our Lupine is starting to open nicely, as well as blue flax, potentilla, geum and some other misc. perrenials. Hummingbirds are busy on our feeders, and I even had 1 drink from the feeder while I was hanging it up!! Too Sweet 🙂

Lavender-n-other lovely flowers

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Today in the morning I transplanted more “Provence” lavender starts into 3.5″ pots, as I waited on customers. These plants will need about two weeks to gain more root growth, before they are ready to sell. After lunch, I split apart a few perennial flowers that out grew the area where they were planted. Three of these plants are Echinacea, Potentilla (yellow), and Geum (orange). I moved them around to different locations at the entrance of our Lavender farm.  I also transplanted five small sunflower plants to the back of our farm. These sunflowers will grow tall and more will be planted to become a beautiful back drop for photos taken across our lavender flowers, and up toward Mt. Hood. They will also, help hid our two port-a-potties, located at the back of the farm. Besides all this fun, tending my garden, I spent several hours sitting on the patio watching tiny Hummingbirds buzz around the feeders.  They are little bits of magic in our lives 🙂

Open for the Season

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We had a glorious sunny weekend!!” Thank you”, if you come out to visit us at our Upick Lavfarm!! Even though we didn’t have any blossoms on the fruit trees around our farm, many people were out touring around our beautiful valley, stopping at farms, enjoying the mountain views, and getting into the Blossom Weekend festive events 🙂 The customers that came out, strolled around, then found their place in a chair on our patio, enjoyed watching the Hummingbirds at the feeder. These “little bits of magic” that just arrived at our garden, gave us the help we needed to stop and rest awhile!! 🙂  

We sold many of our rare Lavender plants, as we usually do, but if you couldn’t make it this weekend, don’t feel left out. We have several 100’s in the green house still, that will be ready to sell in two or three weeks. The sunny weather inspired us to believe in hope that summer will be here soon, along with thousands of fragrant lavender flowers. Thank you all for coming out to visit, and those that couldn’t be here, maybe you could enjoy a garden in your home town, where you could just sit and soak-up the beauty of quiet still moments.

Best,

Di

Mt. Hood making her presence
Mt. Hood making her presence