February 12th - Re-Open for the New Year - beginning Feb. 12th Lavender Valentines Specials!
March: We open back up with new products we have created and tested out over winter. We begin planting our annual flowers and upgrade all areas on the farm. In the shop we bake some of our lavender treats to let visitors samples. It's a great time for us to try out new lavender recipes.
April: It's a great time to see our daffodils and tulips in bloom. Alluims begin to bloom next. The lavender begins to wake up from their winter sleep and begin to grow more green. We will take this time to freshen them up with pruning their bottom stems and check on how they did over winter.
May: Plant sales begin! This is a great time to begin planting lavender when the air is cool and the baby lavenders have time to get established before our hot summers begin. The English and Intermedia lavender plants in the ground here at the farm begin to spike and grow taller as they get ready for their June bloom season. Spanish Lavender (Stoechas) is in bloom at the barn field and visitors enjoy taking photos here. English Wisteria at the barn is also in bloom.
May continued: We no longer give Lavender 101classes or painting wine glasses, since we have so much lavender to tend to we just do not have enough time anymore. We do sell our painted wine glasses and wreaths in our shop.
It's Bloom month here at the farm. Depending on the weather you can expect full bloom either the first two weeks in June or the second and third week of June. Then we have the Provence and back field that blooms the following week. This allows a full month of June to view lavender in bloom.
Lavender Ice Cream Available: June is the month we have our lavender ice cream made by Clermont's Mountain Fresh Creamery with our lavender. They raise their own cows which wander their fields eating grass and get milk by hand twice a day. This is the only month they make our lavender ice cream. We will have Vanilla Lavender and Chocolate Lavender ice cream. It's so delicious and creamy that the buttermilk stick to the top of your mouth. And the lavender is not overwhelming, since it's made with our English sweet lightly floral lavender variety. So be sure to purchase some while here in June before it sells out.
Harvesting begins once the blooms have reached a certain level to be harvested. If we let the lavender go pass this stage we will loose all buds on the stems during the drying process. You can visit the shop with our hanging bundles and even purchase your own fresh lavender bundles.
Fresh Lavender Bundles for Sale: During harvest time we sell our fresh lavender bundles that include 125-150 stems per bundle. This is such a treat to actually have fresh lavender in your home.
Distilling: begins once we are in the process of lavender harvest and continues for the whole week. You can smell in the air the wonderful lavender scent of distilling for our lavender essential oil and lavender hydrosol.
Photography: Whether you are a professional or amateur photographer. We do charge a fee for professionals and have sign up either during open or closed shop hours. To book your session please contact the shop. Besides the lavender in bloom we also have sunflowers in bloom and the other flowers also begin to bloom.
July - September: All the 900+ Dahlias are now in bloom as well as the David Austin Roses, Zinnias, and all the other 50 varieties of flowers are in bloom. During September we will get a second bloom from our Provence and English culinary lavender (note 2nd bloom is sparse) . Wreath Making Classes - sign up
October: Lavender can be planted in autumn, but with winter cloth over the plants since they have not had time to be established. This is the time to reserve your large order of lavender plants for Spring pick-up. This is also a great time to see our second flush of sunflowers and fall blooming flowers.
November: This month we make some wonder lavender treats to sample in the shop. It's also a time to capture some amazing SALES - holiday shopping begins! So don't miss out purchasing some very special and unique gifts for family and friends.
December: Last chance to get last minute gifts and sample our holiday lavender treats. You'll taste how delicious and the health benefits of lavender. We close on December 12th so we can get ready for the holidays with our family. We will re-open February 12th for Valentines specials!