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Throw Back Summer And Lavender DAZE Festival

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We’re still experiencing chilly winter weather, so today I’m enjoying a little daydream!!


Throw back Summertime!!

 

Awe..I’m surrounded by warm sunshine, and a lovely fragrant lavender aroma as I stroll through the lavender fields!! I’m enchanted by lovely garden music by Moe Dixon, and other great bands. And the heavenly calming lavender aroma brings sweet peace in my soul!! 🙂 Just five months away, and I can hardly wait!!  Won’t you sit back, and enjoy this daydream with me? 🙂

These beautiful photos are from our 9th annual Oregon Lavender DAZE! This is always a favorite summertime family event in our community! Many happy people show up to enjoy the festivities strolling through lavender fields, cutting fragrant lavender bouquets, dancing to the music, or just chillin under the big tents!! Oh, I’m smiling again!!

Lovely views of Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams, and our gorgeous Hood River Valley make our setting surreal!!

We are anticipating another great year for our 12th  Oregon Lavender DAZE Festival this July 2nd & 3rd.  We have a great line-up of arts & craft vendors, food vendors, and talented bands. And as always, our Lavender DAZE T-shirts will be available! This awesome graphic art is done by our friend Steve Johannsen!! My gals and I have always tie-dyed our own Tees! They look “super cool”,  like the one my son, Nathan is wearing!  We hope you will plan to join us, and de-stress in the  heavenly calm that fills our lavender farm!!  🙂

What a sweet throw back daydream, thanks for sharing it with me!

 

P.S. For more photos of more current Lavender DAZE Festival check our Flickr

 

It’s All About LAVENDER At Lavender DAZE Festival!

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One of our favorite weekends of the year has arrived–Lavender DAZE!! All year, we look forward to this chance to celebrate–friends, community, music, fun, laughter, relaxation, and LAVENDER! Won’t you come join us in the celebration?

 

Lavender DAZE 2015 5We have an Awesome team this year, as always, and they welcome you to our “little piece of heaven” to celebrate Lavender!!

Lavender DAZE 2014Throw back 🙂 photo taken last year.

Come have a drink. Have a bite. Have a seat in the sunshine or the shade. Listen to the music. Smell the calming lavender as you cut your own lovely lavender bouquet. Take a well deserved break from your busyness to relax and enjoy the DAZE with us!!

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There’s a surreal calm lavender breeze surrounding the farm…here comes our 11th Annual Lavender DAZE 2015!! Yippee!!

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Lavender DAZE 2015

*Many thanks to our guest Blogger: Sarah Salter. Thank you so very much!!

Let’s Celebrate Lavender,

Lavender Lady 🙂

 

Summer And Sweet Lavender

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Edited picWhere has the summer gone….June and July just flewwwww  by, and here goes August…Sigh.. Cheers to mellow September!! I’m past due on my blog posts…my only excuse is that this is our Peak Of Season on our U-pick Lavender Farm,  and also harvest time 🙂 My life is a blurrrrr, that is “a calm blur” 😉

Our 10 annual Lavender DAZE Festival was a huge success once again!! We want to thank everyone that traveled out for the day, or Daze 🙂 We were delighted with music by Moe Dixon…again, Pete Krebs & Portland Playboys, Victor Johnson, Richard Tillinghast & Onehum, MacMillan, McAlexander & Bell Trio, and Barlow Road!! Such great tunes! There were many dancers, children and adults all found it irresistible! Family fun relaxing together in the calm fields of lavender, close to nature. Pure bliss!!

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Joe Bon & I, Lavender Lady, Chillin at our 10th Annual Lavender DAZE 🙂 Summer time for family fun and making memories!! Thanks to everyone that traveled out to join us in our celebration of lavender!!!!! We <3 YOU!

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IMG_5013We had Wahkeena Exposures as our professional photographer at our Lavender DAZE Festival!! Thank you Cari Gesch for all the Awesome photos you took!! You are an extremely talented, gifted photographer, and wonderful friend!!

Best pic Wahkeena

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Lovely English Lavender, Blue River dried bouquets for decor in my retail cottage.
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We all enjoyed Solstice Wood Fire Pizza at our DAZE 🙂 Thank you Arron for providing your awesome pizza delights!

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Everyone also enjoyed a juicy Peach from Doris, with Fortner Farms! Local fruit from our beautiful Hood River Valley!! Awe….a lil sweet taste of  heaven!!

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Our awesome gals assisted in making our 10 annual Oregon Lavender DAZE a fabulous event!!! Thank you special ladies!!!

Our summer harvest has been a huge bounty again this year! Many Angustifolia bouquets were harvested and dried for sales in our retail cottage at our U-pick lavender farm, and on our website. We steam distilled a large quantity of precious calming lavender essential oil!!  Many folks traveled out to our Upick lavender farm to stroll around, relax in a chair or just lie in the grass and enjoy the calming lavender aroma, and cut their own lovely lavender bouquet to take home and enjoy the beautiful sweet aroma.

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We had the most wonderful time meeting new faces, and friends that visited over the summertime!!Thank you for your love and support through the years…We love you!!

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With summertime on a wrap……. I feel like I can enjoy a few more moments of leisure 🙂 perhaps laying in the grass reading a good book, taking a short nap, or playing with my sweet lab, Ella!! She is 7 months old…pure joy and energy that keeps me on my lavender toes 🙂 And you will be thrilled to know that our greeter for the past 9 years, Sadie girl, is still going strong at 14 years old! We are thankful for each day that we have her with us still! Ella is giving her a reason to get up and PLAY  🙂

We hope you had a wonderful summer! Cheers and blessings to you,  happy mellow September!

XO Lavender Lady

 

 

 

 

 

 

Experience Pure Beauty and Calming Bliss At Lavender DAZE!

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I am excited about our 10th annual Lavender DAZE Festival this coming weekend, 19th & 20th. Woohoo!! I hope you plan to join us in the celebration of pure beauty and calming bliss in fields of lavender among 1000’s a flowers, bees and ladybugs 🙂 FYI~we have our Lavender DAZE T’s in stock in our Retail Cottage at our lavender farm, so come by & grab one while supplies last!! IMG_4602IMG_3811Sunset at hrl July 17 chairs for YOU best These chairs are for you! Come sit and de-stress with us as you enjoy the calming peacefulness that surrounds our lavender farm.

 

 

 

Summer has Blown by..

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This has been another beautiful summer!! With all the preparation and grooming of the garden, planting Zinnia seeds around the wild flower garden, and sunflower seeds at the back of the wild flowers, and planning prep for our 8th annual Lavender DAZE Festival, I’ve felt like my head is spinning. But alas….summer is gone, with it memories of beautiful sunny days, and the lovely calming aroma of lavender. Many customers visited to U-Pick lavender bouquets, stroll through the wildflowers, and stop to blow bubbles. I smiled a lot, laughed along with them and blew bubbles, relaxing  in the moments of a wonderful summer among 1000’s of fragrant lavender 🙂

 

Now as Fall season arrives, we will celebrate the bounty of our harvest with hearts full of thankfulness!! Thanks to all our “awesome workers” that helped make this past season a huge success!! Thanks also to our wonderful customers that faithfully support us!! Cheers to Fall, and the winding down of the season. Relax and inhale deeply!!

2011 Lavender DAZE Festival

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The count down begins, only four weeks to go until our 7th Annual Lavender DAZE Festival. Woot-Woot!! We have 20 plus arts and craft vendors, music, relaxing massage, Children’s Booth with face painting/Lady Bug release party,  two food vendors, Lavender Gelato, Cathedral Ridge Wine tasting, 1000’s of lavender flowers for U-Pick, Lavender wand making classes, fresh lavender wreath classes (pre-registration required).

We hope you plan to join us! Come out, enjoy the vendors, pick a lavender bouquet, relax under the two large shade tents, and listen to some Great music (check out the schedule and their music) from six different groups!! Remember to register for your fresh lavender wreath class online or call me, (here is the link). Its going to be a blast! 🙂

This Weekend! Lavender DAZE Festival!!!

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Oregon Lavender DAZE Festival
Oregon Lavender DAZE Festival

There are still some openings for our “Make your Own Lavender WREATH Class“.

6th Annual Lavender DAZE Festival

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We are busy prepping for our 6th Annual Oregon Lavender DAZE Festival on the 10th & 11th. Many jobs from clearing out the spent Lupine in our Wildflower section, and staking up our beautiful brilliant red Oriental Poppies. I’m blending up lots of batches of Foot Balm, X-treme Body Butter, and our famous Shea Butter Balm, all made w/unrefined Shea Butter. Also, packaging Culinary Lavender and Lavender Teas to stock up my Retail Shoppe. Along with all this event planning, I take time to ‘breathe deeply’ and Smile lots as I walk around our brilliant blooming lavender garden, and take in all the lovely array of colorful flowers!! 🙂 We hope you are planning to come out and join us, and take time to relax from your busy life and breathe in, and enjoy our Valleys beauty in Lavender!

We still have some space left in our lavender wreath classes, contact diane at: hrlavender@gmail.com for registration.

Hope everyone is having a Happy 4th of July Weekend!

Dusk on the farm
Dusk on the farm
Retail Shoppe
Retail Shoppe

Lovely Fresh Lavender Wreath

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Today I planted Calla Lilly’s; mixed colors and Summer Sunset, in two of our whiskey barrels. These will product an incredible splash of color next to 1000’s of lavender blooms, right in time for our Lavender Daze Festival, July 10th and 11th.

I’m already taking calls from people who want to participate in my ‘hands-on’, fresh lavender wreath class that I teach. This class must be preregistered, and paid for in advance, so be sure and call soon, because I book up quickly.  http://bit.ly/cq5gqf  This class isn’t just for women… I’ve have 3-4 guys join us in the class, and one gentleman was the first to complete his wreath 🙂 I’m looking forward to seeing everyone at the Lavender DAZE Festival, and making more lovely lavender wreaths together!

Making Lavender Wreaths
Making Lavender Wreaths

Cheers to flowers!

Awesome, 5th Annual Lavender Daze Festival!!

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It was a spectacular Lavender Daze Festival this past weekend!! Woohoo!!

Crusing the vendor row...
Crusing the vendor row...

We want to thank the hundreds, and hundreds of people for coming out to celebrate Lavender with us! The music was wonderful, as well as the vendors, including Charburger Bar-B-Q, and Doppio’s Lavender Gelato, for food. The other 17 arts and crafts vendors were awesome too, lots of unique and great talent. Plenty of sunshine, beautiful people, and  Organic Lavender…does it get any better than that???

Kids releasing ladybugs!
Kids releasing ladybugs!
Kids love blowing bubbles!
Kids love blowing bubbles!