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Victor has the most lavender experts on hand, ready to help!

July 14th, 2016 by S3

Lavender Experts Help You Out – We have five lavender experts on hand throughout this weekends Sequim Lavender Weekend to answer all of your questions—real time with real experts. There is no one in the valley who has this much knowledge and experience and they are ready to assist you.

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SEQUIM LAVENDER WEEKEND JULY 15-17, 2016 ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION EVERY DAY!

Hours extended weekend hours:

  • Friday 9am-6pm
  • Friday 6pm-9pm Barn Dance with Joy in Mudville
  • Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm

Plants for Sale: We will have thousands of plants for sale. As one of the largest plant propagators in North America, we have the choice and selection you desire. And if you want fresh cut lavender, you can cut it in the fields, or we will cut if for you (same price) so you have the freshest lavender possible. An added bonus – terrific succulents grown and potted by Barb Landbeck.

Do you want to start a lavender farm? This is where to start. Victor’s has helped more than 300 farms throughout North America and in other countries including Morocco, Mexico???

 

Lavender Workshops featured at SEQUIM LAVENDER WEEKEND JULY 15-17, 2016

July 11th, 2016 by S3

SEQUIM LAVENDER WEEKEND JULY 15-17, 2016
ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION EVERY DAY!
Spend Sequim Lavender Weekend, July 15-17 at Victor’s Lavender Farm!

Lavender Workshops

Friday, July 15

Noon-1:30 p.m. Victor Gonzalez – Propagation, transplanting, winter care, plant rotation
3:30-5 p.m. Victor Gonzalez – Propagation, transplanting, winter care, plant rotation

Saturday, July 16

10-11:30 a.m. Victor Gonzalez – Pests, diseases, fertilization.
Noon-1:30 p.m. Susan Harrington – Lavender is more than a color
2-3:30 p.m. Victor Gonzalez & Dr. Curt Beus – Pests, diseases, fertilization.
4-5:30 p.m. Susan Harrington – Lavender is more than a color

Sunday, July 17

11am-12:30pm Victor Gonzalez – Propagation, planting, fertilization
1-2:30 p.m. Susan Harrington – Lavender is more than a color
3-4:30 p.m. Victor Gonzalez – Propagation, planting, fertilization

 

Daily! Make Your Own Lavender Wand!

Guest Artist – Ann Marie Craig – West Bend, Wisconsin and Cindy Eriksen, a Master Gardener and beekeeper from Agnew.

Ann Marie and Cindy Ericksen will be teaching a wand-making workshop each day at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm.

Each workshop lasts about 45 minutes and you will leave with new skills and your own wand! There is a $10 charge for materials.

No advance registration is necessary.

Victor offer growing tips June 23 in Port Angeles

June 15th, 2016 by S3

Read all about it!

Victor Gonzales will present tips for growing lavender on the Olympic Peninsula at noon Thursday, June 23.

The presentation will be in the county commissioners’ meeting room (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

It is part of the “Green Thumb Garden Tips” brown bag series sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners.

Gonzales will discuss how to select a variety of lavender that is suited for drying, culinary use or the landscaping needs of the home gardener.

He will offer descriptions of best practices of planting, including soil, irrigation, sunlight and spacing requirements, and explain the right way and best time for trimming lavender plants.

He will include time in his presentation to address the audience’s specific questions about growing lavender. Full details in today’s regional news: http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20160615/NEWS/306159994

Just a preview of the weekend full of great Lavender educational offerings Victor and team will be presenting at the 2016 Sequim Lavender Weekend

 

 

SEQUIM LAVENDER WEEKEND JULY 15-17, 2016

May 4th, 2016 by S3

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Spend Sequim Lavender Weekend, July 15-17 at Victor’s Lavender Farm!

Full details for SEQUIM LAVENDER WEEKEND JULY 15-17, 2016

Acres and acres of Lavender at the Farm

July 18th, 2015 by S3

Visit Victor’s Lavender Farm throughout the summer and during the Sequim Lavender Weekend.

Wander back behind the store entrance and explore acres of inviting lavender fields, drying barns filled to the rafters with over 8,000 freshly cut bundles of fragrant lavender, the finest u-cut lavender in the valley, retail store shelves filled with one-of-a-kind lavender products, workshops on growing and using lavender, and more. This is the place to relax, get away from all of the vendors and get some great food (everything has lavender): Uli’s special bratwurst, biscotti, shortbread, ice cream, and lemonade!

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With a farm full of education opportunities, food and great family fun, Victor’s Lavender is your all-in-one Sequim lavender destination!

Susan Harrington to Present Lavender Workshops

July 13th, 2015 by victor

Lavender expert Susan Harrington will be presenting a workshop, Lavender is More Than a Color, at Victor’s Lavender Farm on Saturday July 18 from 11:30am-1pm, and 2:30pm-4pm as part of Sequim Lavender Weekend.

Susan Harrington, Labyrinth Hill Lavender

Harrington-Susan-L-300x300Retiring after 20 years in business management, Susan Harrington reclaimed a backyard overrun with Scotch broom and blackberries to grow a successful small-scale lavender business that has broadened into an online educational resource. Via the Internet, she took Labyrinth Hill Lavender from the Kingston Farmers Market to the New York City Ballet and throughout the country. Her workshop, “Lavender: From Soil to Sachet,” has been presented at Washington and Oregon community colleges and nurseries and is now a popular online course with students throughout the U.S. as well as 12 countries. More than 4,000 readers around the world enjoy Susan’s informative monthly newsletter, Of Labyrinths, Lavender and Love. She is a founding member of the United States Lavender Growers Association, a member of the Garden Writers Association, and a popular speaker for area garden clubs and the NW Flower and Garden Show. She was a featured speaker for the 2011 and 2015 Northwest Regional Lavender Conference, the 2012 Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute, and the 2012 Southwest Lavender Conference.

Lavender is More Than a Color

From aromatherapy to culinary delights, from medicinal treatments to housekeeping tips, lavender is unrivaled for its versatility. Whether you have one plant or one hundred, this lively presentation will provide you with simple ideas and crafty inspiration for using lavender for fragrant gifts. You may even experience a live presentation of the “almost famous” Susan L. Harrington “Patent Pending, Bud De-Nuding Device” used to process dried lavender for its fragrant buds. (You probably already have one of these in your home.)

Savor Uli’s Famous Lavender Sausages and more July 17-19!

July 12th, 2015 by victor

NewUlisLogoWhen you visit Victor’s Lavender Farm for Sequim Lavender Weekend, you will find much to enjoy on this working farm, FREE every day!  Try Uli’s Famous Sausages along with lavender biscotti, ice cream, and lemonade.

Sequim Lavender Weekend 2015

July 3rd, 2015 by Jacki

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ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION EVERY DAY!

Spend Sequim Lavender Weekend, July 17-19 at Victor’s Lavender Farm. Victor will be here at the farm all weekend. When not conducting workshops you’ll be able to find him wandering the fields and chatting with visitors. A great opportunity to meet one of the nations foremost lavender experts. Along with Victor’s workshops (outlined below), Susan Harrington, CEO (Chief Education Officer as she likes to call it) of Labyrinth Hill Lavender will be joining us on Saturday and conducting a couple of workshops we know you will want to attend. Keep reading and we’ll tell you more about Susan.

Here’s what we have in store for you…..

Hours

Extended weekend hours Friday-Sunday 9am-6pm

Workshops

Susan’s workshops will be in the drying barn and Victor’s workshops will be out in the lavender field.

Friday, July 17
Noon-1:30 p.m.  and  4-5:30 p.m.
          Victor: propagation, transplanting, winter care, plant rotation
Saturday, July 18
10-11:30 a.m.  and  1-2:30 p.m.
          Victor: pests, diseases, fertilization.
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  and  2:30-4 p.m.
          Susan Harrington: Lavender is more than a color
Sunday, July 19
Noon-1:30 p.m. and 4-5:30 p.m.
          Victor: propagation, planting, fertilization.

On the Menu

• Seattle’s World Famous Uli’s Lavender Sausages, Lavender shortbread cookies
and biscotti.
• Lavender ice cream and lavender lemonade

Music

Friday 12noon-2pm  Sarah Shea Jazz

Saturday 1-3 p.m. Sequimarimba knocks your socks off with rhythms for the whole family!

This promises to be a great weekend! Be sure to join us and sit in on our free workshops. If you are interested in lavender, growing it for fun or profit, – this is the place to be.

Pets

Your dogs are welcome on the farm as long as they are on a leash. Please clean-up after your dogs.

Visit the Drying Barn

One of the unique and amazing place to visit is the drying barn where you can see and smell more than 8,000 bundles of lavender, freshly cut from the fields. The hot weather has meant an early harvest for lavender. Also in the drying barn is a continually running slide show of Victor, his worldwide travels and experiences. (and Susan Harrington’s workshops).

More Information For Sequim Lavender Weekend:

For more information about weekend events go to www.visitsunnysequim.com

 

Now, a little about Susan Harrington for those of you who don’t already know her………

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Susan Harrington, Labyrinth Hill Lavender 

Retiring after 20 years in business management, Susan Harrington reclaimed a backyard overrun with Scotch broom and blackberries to grow a successful small-scale lavender business that has broadened into an online educational resource. Via the Internet, she took Labyrinth Hill Lavender from the Kingston Farmers Market to the New York City Ballet and throughout the country. Her workshop, “Lavender: From Soil to Sachet,” has been presented at Washington and Oregon community colleges and nurseries and is now a popular online course with students throughout the U.S. as well as 12 countries. More than 4,000 readers around the world enjoy Susan’s informative monthly newsletter, Of Labyrinths, Lavender and Love. She is a founding member of the United States Lavender Growers Association, a member of the Garden Writers Association, and a popular speaker for area garden clubs and the NW Flower and Garden Show. She was a featured speaker for the 2011 and 2015 Northwest Regional Lavender Conference, the 2012 Western Nevada College Specialty Crop Institute, and the 2012 Southwest Lavender Conference.

Lavender is More Than a Color

From aromatherapy to culinary delights, from medicinal treatments to housekeeping tips, lavender is unrivaled for its versatility. Whether you have one plant or one hundred, this lively presentation will provide you with simple ideas and crafty inspiration for using lavender for fragrant gifts. You may even experience a live presentation of the “almost famous” Susan L. Harrington “Patent Pending, Bud De-Nuding Device” used to process dried lavender for its fragrant buds. (You probably already have one of these in your home.)

Sequim Lavender Weekend 2015

June 11th, 2015 by Jacki

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If you are a lavender lover you won’t want to miss this weekend. Lots of lavender and lots of events. Plan to join us July 17 -19.

Our farm will be open for you and your family and friends to tour and we’ll have plenty going on to educate and entertain you. Not to mention a great opportunity to stock up on your favorite lavender products from our store. The man himself, Victor Gonzalez, will be speaking on a variety to topics throughout the weekend. We’ll have some guest speakers that you won’t want to miss either, but we’ll update you on that later with schedules and the like.

Here is a link for more information about the weekend events, Visit Sunny Sequim. We look forward to seeing you here.

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Whidbey Gardening Workshop

February 27th, 2015 by Jacki

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Here’s another event to add to your calendar. The Whidbey Gardening Workshop is a place to find more plant information than you will know what to do with. Saturday, March 7th is the day. The place, Oak Harbor High School, 950 Northwest 2nd Ave.,  Oak Harbor, WA 98277. There are literally dozens of classes to choose from but one you want to attend for sure is Victor’s. During this class he will be discussing ‘Best Practices’ for planting, the basics of propagation, how to care for your plants and which varieties are best suited to different climates and soils. Absolutely loaded with great information about lavender. There are three sessions with classes so you can still choose to attend two more while you are there. From Rhodies to Peonies, Composting to Irrigation, you can even learn how to make slugs and bugs work for you. Here is a link to their brochure. Check it out and save the date.  http://www.whidbeygardeningworkshop.org/2015/docs/wgw_2015_brochure.pdf

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