THE GARDENER'S LAVENDER FARM
OK: here is your "West Coast Green Window"!
Get out your seed tins & begin! Start first with your cool loving Snap Peas to eat and Sweet Peas for scent! Slow maturing Leeks, Onions & Shallots need to begin early in the season to make decent bottoms...Green Onions or Scallions can be seeded every 3 weeks to keep a continous tender supply. Next: Lettuce, Kale, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts. Then Florence Fennel, Arugula, Cilantro, Dill, Calendula, Violas & Pansies: an endless variety of Herbs! ....Do save your heat loving Basil, Tomatoes until months end. The last to seed are your Squashes & Beans & Corn in May when the soil has warmed up... Enjoy the succession~ please don't seed all at once in your Spring Fever!
Right now we still have 2 bins of lovely 2013 dried Sweet "Hidcote purple" loose Lavender flowers. We are offering it in $10 sample packs of 75 grams, to $30 for a half pound, and $55 a full pound...A full pound is about 17-18 handfuls. Sadly all varieties of dried Lavender bundles are now SOLD OUT...Do take a peek at the selection of Lavender goodies we try to stock year round in my freshly painted little Lavender shop; soaps, teas & simple Kitchen cosmetics. July will be the glorious month of blooming Lavender for us; with our 26th annual Harvest on a Sunday, mid July. Look for fresh & dried 2014 Lavender bundles then...
To visit the farm now, please set up an appointment...Call 250-474-5767. Our farm nursery and shop public posted hours return for weekends early April to the end of August 2014. We can arrange farm pick-up if you are near-by OR order on line and I post pre-paid orders by Expedited or Express post. On-line payment is easy with an Internet E-transfer with your bank or credit union account. Send us an email with your request and order quote to email@example.com
Do wait until Spring 2014 to purchase or plant more Lavender or Herb plants: the ground is too cold & soggy right now. In season, we carry a wide selection of Lavender plants, Herbs, Vegetable starts; Edible flower plants and our favourite Rugosa Roses ...plus an array of exotic plants including Scented Geraniums, Lemon Verbena, Pineapple Sage, Gentian Sage, Stachys Hildago & many more temptations…We are continuing to divide and pot up specialty Herb plants from our display gardens as we tidy. Please call/email for special plant requests @ 250-474-5767
July will be the glorious month of blooming Lavender for us; with our 26th annual Harvest on a Sunday, mid July.
Lavender still holds the farm stage, front & center~ with varieties that grow best in Victoria's climate and most of all: smell heavenly! Traditional Lavandula angustifolia varieties smell the best...remembering for the Chef: Scent equals Taste! Other varieties are chosen for looks and performance. Most Lavenders begin to bloom in July, the exception is the range of Spanish or "Butterfly" bloom Lavenders that start in April through October. They make great patio Lavenders, keep dead headed for continuous blooms>
Our number one Sweet Lavender plant choice continues to be "Violet Intrigue". This variety of winter hardy Lavandula angustifolia is everyone's favourite in the new cutting field planted June 2012. "Violet Intrigue" is not blue, not purple...a great true Violet colour with an elegant longer bloom head on a mid sized plant with great scent and taste! Small pots are $4 each. A reminder: do plant all Lavenders in full sun with good drainage to handle our West Coast winter-wet as Lavenders will get root rot if they sit in soggy soils any length of time.
Our Herb plant selections always include a traditional range of Cooking herbs for the professional Chef or at home; herbs for Teas, herbs for simple Medicinal recipes or home cosmetics not forgetting a selection of herbs for Bees & Butterflies!
Check out what varieties we plan for this year...A new list will be posted when we seed in March/April.
Sorry we do not ship plants...Farm sales only.
In the dried Lavender department: We still have a good amount of loose flowers of 2013 Sweet "Hidcote purple".
Check out our year round Lavender products & treats here ~ Farm made Lavender products from teas to cooking blends; sachets to bath salts, lovely soaps, Lavender essential oil and more~ Not forgetting *GIFT CARDS* for plants & product...you name the amount!
Bonus Lavender recipe: Each February look for true Seville Oranges to try: Lynda's Lavender Marmalade!
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