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!
While I wait on my customers, and relax on the patio after taking in a few serene moments in my garden, I decided to make some fall wreaths. First, I collected herbs and wildflowers from the garden. The herbs I cut were Rosemary, Red Oregano, Echinacea, Cascade Hops, Pink and white Yarrow, Black-eyed Susan, and of course, white and purple Lavender. I used a 6″ wire wreath form, on my wreath machine, and carefully arranged the flowers and herbs. This lovely fall wreath will hang from the “ceiling” of my retail cottage, at our Lavfarm. I might sell it, “if the price is right”! cuz it’s one of a kind! 🙂
Then I made several mini Lavender heart wreaths, by braiding together 3 lavender stems, and forming them into a heart shape. I used a fine purple wire to fasten them together, and placed a raffia bow at the top. These mini lavender heart wreaths will be sold in our retail cottage, and perhaps also on our website. I’ll try to put some more pictures on our site of these beautiful “Certified Organic” Lavender Wreaths.
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