THE GARDENER'S LAVENDER FARM
It's the last 2 weekends of Veggie starts as Lavender looms next on the seasonal horizon!
Fill the gaps in your veggie patch, plant up a last minute salad box or plant a second wave of your favourite home grown greens...Still a good selection of lovely starts ready to go of Tomatoes, Basil, Squash, Pumpkin, Zucchini, Cucumbers, Kale, Cauliflower, Broccoli, & more. How about adding some Edible flowers, Herbs and Scented Geraniums to add taste, colour & friendly bees & butterflies...Not forgetting to tuck in some beloved Lavenders & Rugosa Roses. Please smell the Roses along our driveway: they in full bloom right now.
The farm is open Saturdays and Sundays 10am-5pm. Please leave a phone message with details of any special requests. Cash sales please. July is the month of Lavender...
Tomato plants abound! What is your favourite? Red, orange, yellow, white, black and yes, pink...small cherry, robust elongated Roma, hearty beefsteak, traditional salad size or elegant pear shaped: you chose! The Tomatoes are loving this weather & ready for your place.
Our Sweet Lavender for 2013 is "Violet Intrigue" . This variety of winter hardy Lavandula angustifolia was everyone's favourite in the new cutting field planted last June. "Violet Intrigue" is not blue, not purple...a great true violet colour with an elegant bloom head on a mid-size plant with great scent & taste! I have a good selection of 3 inch pots for $4 each. A reminder: do plant all Lavenders in full sun with good drainage to handle our West Coast winter-wet: any Lavenders will get root rot if they sit in water any length of time.
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…
Come wander our Nursery to see what else we have grown this season! Choose your perennial Herbs, Roses and Lavenders, lots in gallons right now. Our next selection of baby 4 inch Lavenders ready the end of May. Lots of veggie starts & baby Tomatoes! We are continuing to divide and pot up specialty Herb plants from our display gardens as we tidy... Please call for special requests @ 250-474-5767
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>
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 planted for this year...
Sorry we do not ship plants...Farm sales only.
In the dried Lavender department: We still have a good stock of 2012 harvested Sweet Hidcote purple Lavender by the pound plus packages of cooking Lavender & traditional Sweet Lavender sachets. Sorry: all Dried Lavender bundles now sold out until this years Harvest.
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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Check our ongoing collection of Metchosin Muse gardening articles Look for March's article, "Long Life Gardening"... with lots of suggestions for gardening into your 90's!
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