Archive for the ‘Victor’s Lavender News’ Category

Road Detour Adds a Few Extra Minutes to Westbound Travelers

July 19th, 2017 by S3

Road construction, calendered to not disrupt wild Salmon migration, will require Victor’s visitors traveling from Seattle and other eastern locations to travel a few extra minutes in order to reach Victor’s.

The good news is that – thanks to the construction – Old Olympic Highway becomes a Cul de Sac, with Victor’s Lavender perfectly positioned at the end of the “block!”

Travel the extra few miles to get here, and enjoy extra parking options thanks to this one-year-only road work.

Free Barn Dance Friday Night

July 17th, 2017 by S3

Victor’s Lavender is pleased to announce – Joy in Mudville! will again rock the barn Friday, July 21, 2017, during Sequim Lavender Weekend! Dance from 7 – 10 pm FREE ADMISSION. Food and Beverages Available for Purchase. Polish your dancing shoes and save the date!

 

Stock up on plants at Victor’s

July 12th, 2017 by S3

Come to Victor’s Lavender and stock up on well tended 4″, 6″ and 1 Gal. Lavender plants ready for transplanting at your home.

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These plants are offered at an exceptional deal during the Lavender Festival Weekend!

 

Lavender Weekend – Learning Opportunities

June 20th, 2017 by S3

Lavender Learning 
All Weekend LONG!

Victor will be here at the farm the entire weekend of Sequim Lavender 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 North America’s foremost lavender experts. Along with Victor’s workshops, Susan Harrington, CEO (Chief Education Officer as she likes to call it) of Labyrinth Hill Lavender will be joining us all weekend.

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 and Mexico.

Lavender Experts Help You Out

We have lavender experts on hand throughout the Festival’s 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. 

Lavender Workshops

Friday, July 21
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

Saturday, July 22
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 23
11am-12:30pm            Susan HarringtonLavender is more than a color
1:30-3pm                     Victor Gonzalez – Propagation, planting, fertilization

 

Join us!

Joy In Mudville barn dance

April 17th, 2017 by S3

Pleased to announce – Joy in Mudville! will again rock the barn Friday, July 21, 2017, during Sequim Lavender Weekend! Dance from 7 – 10 pm FREE ADMISSION. Food and Beverages Available for Purchase. Polish your dancing shoes and save the date!

 

Save 5% on your order by picking it up!

March 10th, 2017 by Jacki

 

 Save 5% on your order!

 If you are located near us or planning a trip to the Pacific Northwest you can pick up your order and save the shipping costs plus receive a 5% discount on your order. Apply your savings to your trip!  
Email us for information or to make arrangements.

Things you should know about shipping…

We take great pride in providing you with the healthiest lavender available – ready for you to plant. Victor personally packs each order to arrive safely at your destination.

We know shipping charges can be costly. We ship all our orders to arrive within 5 days – they won’t sit around in some distribution center over the weekend. Our preference is to ship via USPS Priority Mail – it has proven to be the most reliable way. For shipments to some locations and during warm summer months it may require that your plants be shipped by priority means. You will be billed only for the actual shipping charges plus our standard box charge of  $7.00 per box. (Each box holds 4 trays. Minimum charge $7.00) There are no additional ‘Handling Charges”

To help you estimate your shipping charges we have provided the UPS Zone Map below and links to UPS and USPS shipping estimate pages. Any to shipment to areas of yellow, gold, green and possibly some western portions of the red* (*depending on weather conditions at time of shipment) can be shipped via UPS Ground. Any locations in orange must be shipped via USPS Priority Mail. (The day (Monday) UPS recieves the shipment does not count as a transit day so shipments would not make it by Friday to areas shown in orange)

UPS GROUND ZONE MAP

To help you determine shipping costs a box containing 4 trays weighs, on average, 52 lbs. The box dimensions are 22″ x 22″ x 16″. The shipment originates in zip code 98382.

UPS CALCULATOR

USPS

Very Important – Please inspect your shipment immediately upon arrival. If there is any damage please note this when you sign for your delivery. If a damage claim needs to be filed notify us immediately of the damage. Please take pictures of the condition of the box and contents and forward them to us. There is a limited time to file a claim for damages. All plants leave our farm securely packaged but once they are gone we have no control over their handling. Each shipment is insured for $100. You have the option of adding additional insurance which currently costs $2.00 per each $100.00 of value. Please note on your order if you wish to purchase this additional insurance.

 

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.

Read All About it! Lavender farms seen as tourist draw

November 10th, 2016 by S3

Victor was recently in Sauk County Wisconsin meeting with economic development officials and local lavender producers to share insights on developing Lavender Farms as a tourism destination.

Victor (3rd from left) meets with local Mayor and Sauk County, WI officials to share insights and encouragement of Lavender's economic potential.

Victor (3rd from left) meets with local Mayor and Sauk County, WI officials to share insights and encouragement of Lavender’s economic potential.

Sauk County, home to 3 new lavender farms in the past three years, is encouraged by Victor’s assessment:

“Sequim, Washington, had only one lavender farm 20 years ago,” Gonzalez said. “I have now propagated over 1 million plants with over 400 varieties and our industry has grown and adds $4 million to the city of Sequim’s economy each year during their annual lavender festival. Sequim’s population is only 4,500 people, so it’s a huge impact.”

Today Sequim boasts over 20 lavender farms, welcoming million of lavender seekers annually.

Read the full article and contact Victor for professional Lavender business insights 

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Lavender – Ordering Info

September 15th, 2016 by Jacki

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With Fall rapidly closing in, here’s a reminder for those who saw our previous post and new info for those of you who didn’t. Any orders for plants, both wholesale and retail, will not ship until April of 2017.

For our wholesale customers, plan now and get your orders in before the end of the year to secure your plants for spring. Remember that we have a 4 tray minimum order. (Tip – Order even numbers of trays – they fit more securely in our shipping boxes) To place your order go to our wholesale page, download and complete the order form and submit to us via email (info@victorslavender.com) or fax (360 683-7830).

A note on shipping – it’s expensive. Many of you are unpleasantly surprised at the cost and we don’t blame you. We are continually looking for more economical ways to ship our plants to arrive at your location safely and in good health. Unfortunately the options are few. A box with 4 trays will weigh between 48 and 52 pounds and cost to ship is between $50 and $100+ depending on your location. Time in transit is critical and we have found that we have had the most success with Priority Mail for those orders going to the Midwest and East Coast. Rumor has it that UPS will be raising rates after Christmas this year.

As always, if you have questions the best way to contact us is by sending us an email.  The ‘Man with the Answers’ is traveling far and wide this fall with consulting but we will respond as quickly as possible.

On another note – be sure to check out our products under the Retail Store Tab.       CHRISTMAS BOX CONTENTS
Many of the products we make here on the farm are available to our wholesale customers for resale in gift shops. Contact us at products@victorslavender.com for more information.

 

 

Lots of Learning amidst the Lavender

July 13th, 2016 by S3

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

Victor Gonzalez

Victor Gonzalez

Victor will be here at the farm Sequim Lavender 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, Susan Harrington, CEO (Chief Education Officer as she likes to call it) of Labyrinth Hill Lavender will be joining us on Saturday and Sunday.
Ann Marie Craig, from West Bend, Wisconsin along with local Master Gardener Cindy Ericksen will be teaching a wand making workshop throughout the weekend.

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 HarringtonLavender is more than a color
3-4:30 p.m. Victor Gonzalez – Propagation, planting, fertilization

Full Festival Weekend highlights

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