The concept was simple...buy a few lavender plants, just enough to make a few wreaths and sachets, with the added benefit of helping the endangered bumblebees at the same time! Memories of the lavender plants that thrived near our front porch of our home and the bumblebees that covered them convinced my mom and I to go for it!
For our first attempt to grow lavender, we picked a sunny spot and carefully planted our first 70 plants. Months later we found out the hard way that lavender does not like rich soil or a lot of water. That summer happened to be one of the wettest on record for our area, only about 10 plants survived!
But we weren’t ready to give on this idea up yet, it just motivated us all the more! So, one cold winter day, upon browsing our suppliers website, and admittedly, with a bad case of “cabin fever”.......there were just so many beautiful varieties of lavender to choose from....I did what anyone would do....I ordered a bunch of each! We spent the remainder of the late winter and early spring preparing and researching to ensure success!
The lavender plugs were shipped and the fun began! Now we knew what we were doing! We had truckloads of sand/rocks brought in to make the proper soil mixture. My husband, The Stonemaster, used the bobcat to make raised rows for our lavender. After a few hot, steamy weekends of work our lavender field was planted. Wow, a huge accomplishment!
In 2019 we were pleasantly surprised at how much our lavender field yielded and all the different varieties. Our plants were exceptional in 2020 and we hosted our first large public events for picking - it was a hit!
We invite you out to the farm seasonally in June and July to pick and share the beauty of our lavender field!