Archive for the ‘Lavender Tips & Tricks’ Category

Victor’s Lavender Lessons DVD

March 1st, 2017 by Jacki

Episodes 1 & 2 are now available. Episode 1 – Propagation, covers everything you need to know to propagate your own lavender. Episode 2 – Planting, will provide you with the knowledge to plant and successfully grow your lavender. Full of valuable information, tips and techniques you can use. Or it’s a great gift idea for a lavender lovers in your life.

To find more information or to order yours now, click this link. Lavender Lessons DVD 

Episode 3 – The Harvest and Beyond will be available soon. Be sure to watch for it.

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

 

 

Industry News: Phytophthera

May 16th, 2016 by S3

Victor understands there is concern about the Phytophthera disease and we have put together some information to help everyone understand the issues and how to manage your farm to avoid Phytophthera.

 

Lavender Lessons video series is ready to bloom!

March 9th, 2016 by S3

Victor has been hard at work – having fun – and sharing hours of insights and tips in his new 3 episode video series, “Lavender Lessons”.

Let us keep you informed, and offer you valuable savings, when “Lavender Lessons” debuts.

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Victor's "Lavender Lessons" Video Series

Great Holiday Gift Idea

December 6th, 2015 by Jacki

gift_box_greenHeated Greenhouse Tray   elf_green

Here’s a great idea for that hard to shop for lavender fanatic on your list. This kit contains everything you need to start propagating your own lavender plants. It provides the plug tray with 72 cells, a heated mat to provide the bottom heat (just like we use), Clippers, Victor’s proven blend starter soil (exactly what we use) and the best rooting hormone powder for lavender (yup, same stuff we use). Plus you get Victor’s instructions on how to successfully propagate your own lavender plants.

Our propagation greenhouse uses 70 degree bottom to get the little cuttings off to a strong start. That’s one of the keys to success. The mat included in this kit will give you just that. It’s also great for starting that vegetable garden indoors – get a jump on next years harvest.

Just click on our Retail Store Tab and look under Home & gifts. Hey, take some time while you are there to shop around in the store, you’ll find lots of other great gifts. Cremes, lotion, soap, sachets, tea mugs, trays, pet products, lavender dryer pillows, just tons of good stuff for gifts or stocking stuffers.

~~~  And from Our Place to Yours   ~~~

Wishing You

The Happiest of Holidays and the Very Best in the New Year.

elf_green      sack_of_gifts

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.)

Spanish Lavender (Lavendula Stoechas)

August 21st, 2012 by victor

Spanish Lavender – Alba

 Don’t miss this opportunity to reserve these unique varieties as quantities are limited. We are taking orders now for Spring shipment.  

 Spanish Lavender – Alba

This is a great white flowering variety from the Spanish Lavender family. It’s compact size, 2′ high and wide, will make a perfect addition to your garden. Awesome in a Moon Garden or as an accent plant anywhere in your landscape. This prolific bloomer will delight you from spring to fall if the first bloom is sheared off when the blossoms are spent. This will encourage a second bloom lasting into the fall.

 

 

 

Spanish Lavender – Bella

Spanish Lavender – Bella

This evergreen shrub, sometimes referred to as Rabbit or Bunny Ears, is a pinkish to purple variety of the Lavendula Stoechas family which will be sure to delight any gardener. These plants are grown mainly for their aesthetic value and make stunning accent plants. As with Alba, the bloom time can be extended by shearing after the first bloom.

 

These hardy plants are eyecatching in any location. Your customers will love them. Place your orders now to guarantee Spring Shipment.

 

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