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Happy first weekend for U-pick at our Lavender Farm!!!

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What a beautiful weekend to U-pick on the farm!! This is what we’ve all been waiting for πŸ™‚ Β We’re ecstatic about these gorgeous purple flowers, and many folks are too!! πŸ™‚

Upicking lavenderPeople came out to pick their first lavender bouquet, and others were excited repeat customers. The lovely calming aroma lifted their spirits, as they strolled through the lavender fields in search of those perfect lovely blooms of dark purple, lavender, and even white!

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Upicked lavender bouquets for her weddingThe lady on the left picked lavender bouquets for her Wedding!! Awww…one happy, calm bride, with her gorgeous fragrant wedding bouquets πŸ™‚ Each U-pick lavender bouquet is only $5.00 per bunch!!

Lavender bouquets for her wedding dayThis lil gal is too cute with her own lovely Lavender bouquet πŸ™‚

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Family fun for everyone! What could be more calming than lavender and bubbles πŸ™‚
Lavender and Bubbles perfect way to destressPicnic time on the lavender farmWe’ve got the perfect spot for a picnic for you and your family, with serene views of Mt. Hood, a calm lavender breeze, and buzz of the happy Bees πŸ™‚ We hope to see you and your family on the farm enjoying special moments together! Come out and join us! It’s sure to lift your spirits!! πŸ™‚

FYI, this is the very beginning of our u-Pick season, and it will continue into Autumn.

Cheers to this Lavender!!

XO Lavender Lady

Autumn Leaves And Lavender…Nature’s Best Aromatherapy!

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Here comes November, my favorite season, when everything changes around us, preparing for cooler days of Β Winter. When I’m out for a walk, I love to kick up the fallen leaves in brilliant orange, yellow, and reds! πŸ™‚ As I inhale the cool breeze, I catch whiffs of lavender that still linger around our lavender farm. Pure Fall Bliss πŸ™‚ My favorite aromatherapy…Nature!!

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Sigh… Our Upick Β Lavender Farm is closed for the season, but our Website is Always OPEN for business πŸ™‚ … I welcome more calm days ahead. Time to rejuvenate my soul, and enjoy a hot cup of soothing Lavender “Gorge Wind” Tea πŸ™‚

Cheers to a wonderful year filled with amazing joyful memories in the warm sunshine, among 1000’s of calming, intoxicating brilliant Lavender flowers, happy Bees, and calm, happy people!!!! πŸ™‚ Life is Good!

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Yes…this is the Calm Zone and people have memories of this, to carry them through the long cold winter months ahead….. πŸ™‚Best 2 fall lavender chillaxin on the grass 2014

When I observe our customers Chillaxin on the grass, it brings joy to my heart, because I know we’ve succeed in creating a calm space that is welcoming to this posture! Pure Bliss and Calm, relaxing in Nature….Earthing!

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Best fall lavender1a man chillaxin on the grassThis fall we’ve had the most wonderful warm, sunny weather. So nice that our Angustifolia Lavender (English or True Lavender) had an incredible 2nd bloom. That only happens when we receive lots of warm sunny days in September and October, an Indian Summer, as they call it. πŸ™‚ Many folks experienced U-picking their own lovely fragrant English lavender bouquet in the entire month October to take home and enjoy it’s beautiful calm aroma!!!

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Best fall lavender bouquet1a originalAnd what could be more enjoyable than a picnic on the farm, relaxing in the calm lavender breeze with your family & friends on a gorgeous fall day! Perfect πŸ™‚

Best fall lavender6 picnicAs this season closes, I wish you a happy November, and joyful calm winter days by the warm fireplace πŸ™‚ Β I encourage you to get outside, enjoy the beauty and aromatherapy of Nature!! And don’t forget to play with your dog ( if you have one..or two) ! This is my sweet puppy, Ella, at 8 mths old and dear sweet Sadie, at 15 yrs….. Our Joy!!!! Β πŸ™‚

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Keep you and yours calm, relaxed, and sleep well with organic Lavender!

(Farmer’s Almanac Knows!)

Farmer's Almanac Knows

“When Life Gets To You, Get To The Lavender”, and find calming peace!! See you on the farm in the Springtime

Cheers! Lavender Lady πŸ™‚

Lush Greens And A Splash Of Brilliant Colors

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Our lavender farm has burst into lush green with all the new-growth of the lavender, and 100’s of extremely gorgeous wildflowers πŸ™‚ Sigh…such a Splash of brilliant colors!! One of my favorite wildflowers is the Papaver nudicaule,Pink Iceland Poppy…like giant umbrellas, dancing with the other flowers in the gentle breeze πŸ™‚

We share our garden with abundant wildlife, yellow Finch, Chickadees, Humming Birds, Monarch and Swallowtail Butterfly’s, and Lady Bugs to name a few. Β I love the sweet song of these birds as I meander through the wildflowers, sitting awhile on a bench to enjoy the song, and the serene beauty Β πŸ™‚

We invite you also, to come out and enjoy a picnic lunch, a stroll through the wildflowers, Upick a lavender bouquet, and if your an artist, bring out your Sketch Pad. One lady that visited this week, sat and capture the landscape and beautiful flowers on paper.Β 

Her husband enjoyed capturing a few shots with his camera. It was the most tranquil and calm morning, as they enjoyed the garden together… moments to just RELAX! I think sometimes in our busy lifestyles, we have forgotten how to relax. When I see our customers flop out in the grass on their backs, I know they remember how to relax!

Now that I’ve relaxed a bit, I better get back to work πŸ™‚

I planted 100 Giant Elegans California Zinnias in a raised bed, which I plan to transplant around the edges of our wildflower garden once they have grown about two inches. These will survive the hot summer months of July and August and be another brilliant Splash of color! I also planted several Gladiola bulbs in the front of the garden. These were my dear Grandmother’s favorite flowers, now they are my favorites as well πŸ™‚

I once read, “If I can’t garden, I wouldn’t be happy”, well that’s the way my husband and I feel! We don’t do any of this out of duty, we do it because we Love It! We love our beautiful Hood River Valley, with two snow covered mountains, and we love the country lifestyle we live, and our wonderful friends and family that surround us. It’s good therapy and it’s good for our Soul! I think that Β flowers are like sunshine to my soul, and they encourage “smiles”.

We love to generously share our lavender farm with you, and invite you out. U-picking lavender has already begun as you can see….. Two neighbor girls visited us, and were the first to U-pick a lavender bouquet for the season. Woohoo!!

Hope you can come visit! Come see, hear, smell and touch this fragrant beauty! A piece of heaven, as one of our customers said πŸ™‚

~Cheers to Lavander!

U-Picking Has Begun! Woot Woot!

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U-Pick Lavender has begun! These happy customers were the 1st to unlock our FourSquare special & get a discount on their U-Pick bouquet! Woohoo! We LOVED the contagious enthusiasm & joy they had visiting us! Thank you for dropping by on that lovely, warm, sunny day!!

We have several varieties/colors starting to bloom and it will just get better for the next month.

Thank you for visiting us! Hope to see you are our 8th Lavender DAZE Festival July 21st & 22nd!!

 

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, andΒ  Organic Lavender…does it get any better than that???

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