We are pruning the vines around our patio prepping for our opening this Saturday. The Cascade Hops are one of my favorite, and the fastest growing vines. We’ll watch it grow around 6″ per day as it winds it’s way around the posts, transforming our patio into a serene, green safe place.
The lovely Red Leaf Grape has beautiful red tone leaves that Glow in the afternoon sun!
Our Red Trumpet Vine, Hardy Sweet Pea, and Honeysuckle Vines have flashy and fragrant flowers that will attract hummingbirds and butterflies all summer long.
The birds sing their Spring sweet songs as we tend the garden. They are pairing up and starting to build their nests. Last year one built a nest in our little window box planter. 🙂 They soon abandoned their nest after our customers started visiting the farm. I wonder if a little feathered friend with be attracted to the planter this year 🙂
We’ll look forward to seeing you at our season opening event this weekend. Lots of lavender starter plants, and free samples of Lavender Lemon Shortbread and Lavender Tea. Happy Spring!!
**Our U-Pick Farm is open weekends now in April, 11-5pm. May-Oct. Mon thru Friday 10-5pm, Sunday 11-5pm
We are busy manicuring our lavender farm, and filling our Retail Shoppe with lovely lavender products, for our weekend open house. We are looking forward to a wonderful sunny weekend, with many people touring the valley with their families for the 57th Hood River Valley Blossom Festival. Hood River Lavender Farms invites you to sample some lavender “Gorge Wind tea” and our famous lavender Scones. Take home rare Organic Lavender plants, pick up some much needed lavender items and enjoy the Spring blossoms on the trip here. The Lavender retail shoppe is opening this weekend and will stay open for the remainder of the season.
Start Time: Saturday, April 16, 2011 at 10:00am 5:00 pm
Location: 3801 Straight Hill Rd, Hood River, OR 97031
Hood River Lavender Farms
This is the Hood River County Blossom Festival Weekend. There are lots of special events going on in the valley, with something to do for everyone. Come out to the country and visit us!
I began cleaning up my retail cottage today, and restocking it with our lavender products for our weekend event, “Blossom Festival”. This weekend we open for the season, and to kick-off the weekend event we have 100’s of our “Certified Organic” plants for sale. I also plan to bake up my favorite Lavender Scones for free sampling, along with our samples of Gorge Wind tea.
The timing for “Blossom Weekend” looks to be just about perfect for this weekend. Fruit tree blossoms are just starting to open, and with over 15,000 acres of orchards in our Hood River Valley the sight is nothing short of spectacular!
We are expecting sunshine for the weekend, so be sure to come out and celebrate spring and the “beginning” of another great year in the garden.
This blog is about my day to day life on a Lavender Farm.