Posts Tagged ‘lavender farming’

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!

Lavender Weekend – Music!

June 14th, 2017 by S3

Don’t miss a beat at this year’s Sequim Lavender Weekend, July 21-23, 2017

Always FREE at Victor’s Lavender farm. You’ll be tapping your toes through the acres of lavender with these great music and dance offerings:

Music and Dance

Friday 1-5pm –  Yesango Marimba Ensemble – Port Townsend

Since 1997 Yesango Marimba Ensemble has delighted audiences with the intricate rhythms of  the Shona people of Zimbabwe. This infectious music has fans up and dancing to traditional songs and compositions by contemporary musicians, including members of Yesango.www.yesangomarimba.com

Friday 7-10pm –  Joy in Mudville – Port Angeles 

Joy In Mudville combines influences from old-time bluegrass, folk, rock, country, blues, and funk. Whether an original tune, a driving barn-burner, some roots-rock or one of many Grateful Dead covers, their music is super-high-energy with tight harmonies, clever arrangements, and grooves that make you wanna bust out those dancin’ shoes. www.deadwoodrevival.com

Saturday  1-5pm –  Eagle Mountain String Band – Port Townsend

Eagle Mountain String Band has been bringing traditional music and Americana together for more than a dozen years.www.facebook.com/Eagle-Mountain-String-Band-602664819866980/

Sunday 2-3pm – Family Folk dancing with Lynne Clark

Learn simple international folk dances from Croatia, Serbia, Switzerland, Mexico, Greece and the US.

Sunday 3-4pm – The Dancing Grandmas

Watch the Dancing Grandmas spin to exotic Silk Road tales & fast paced Gypsy beats

 

Time is Running Out!

December 28th, 2016 by Jacki

 

December 31, 2016 Victor's Lavender Order Form

 

 

 

That’s the deadline for getting your orders in to guarantee your plants for spring shipment.

 

 

 

We all know the holidays are a busy time and your thoughts are not focused on your lavender planting next spring but don’t delay, we are nearly sold out again for spring shipment. Orders received after December 31st will be scheduled for shipment in June and not all varieties will be available.

You can download our order form, complete it and return it via email, info@victorslavender.com, or fax to 360 683-7830. Please note that we have a 4 tray minimum order.

Don’t miss out – get your orders in now.

   Let’s Get Growing!!   

We’re planting as fast as we can……….

January 28th, 2016 by Jacki

CULTIVARSand still we can’t keep up!

Except for small orders of certain varieties, any orders received now will not be available for shipment until the fall planting season. We regret that this may set some of you back in your plans but we have just simply been overwhelmed with lavender orders again this year. Our quality lavender plants are so popular all over North America that we are sold out again. We’ve added another greenhouse to accommodate our growth last year but it appears that one was not enough. The lavender is selling faster than we can grow it. We don’t use any chemical fertilizers or artificial light so we can’t make these little sprouts grow any faster than Mother Nature intended.

If you want to get your new fields off to a strong healthy start our first class lavender plants will be worth the wait. You can find our order form under the wholesale tab. Fill it out and send us your wish list. Victor will review all the orders and let you know what he might be able to supply for shipment in June but most varieties will have to wait until Fall.

We can’t emphasize enough how important it is to order early. We have to start planning months in advance for Spring sales. Having your order in early will avoid planting setbacks or not getting the varieties you want. The way things are going now, if you wish to place a ‘Special Order’ for plugs it must be received by October 31, orders for 2 1/2″or 3″ trays must be received by December 31. Orders received after those dates will be fill on a first come first serve basis with available varieties.

We don’t like upsetting the Lavender Cart
PLAN AHEAD AND ORDER EARLY!!

LAVENDER CART

 

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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!

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.

Lavender Harvest

Lavender Alert!

February 26th, 2014 by victor

Angustifolia

  Well here it is – we’ve got some good news and we’ve got some bad news. First for the good news – We still have plenty of the best and most reliable  lavender varieties available for spring planting. We have Grosso, Royal Velvet, Folgate and Provence. The bad news – we are totally sold out of all other varieties. All of our field stock for these other varieties is gone. Those of you who placed early preseason orders will be fine. In fact we should have enough to cover all of our preseason orders so not to worry. Your plants are warming their toes in the greenhouse right now. We will have all the varieties available again by fall but probably not much before that unless we can find another source of cuttings for propagation. It never hurts to ask though. Perhaps someone will change an order making a flat or two of these other varieties available. Please call first to check on availability. We do hope Mother Nature begins to cooperate soon. Some of you have had a pretty rough winter and are probably more than ready for some signs of spring to show up. What better way to cheer yourself up than with some nice lavender plants!

Remember – Next year – Get your orders in early!

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Commercial Lavender Growers – Planting time is here.

April 22nd, 2012 by victor

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Commercial Planting Season is Upon Us.

If you are a commercial grower now is the best time to be planting your new crops. April in the warmer zones and May in the cooler areas. Avoid planting if temperatures will remain in the 80’s.  Always start with healthy, well established plants at a minimum size of a 2 1/2″ pot. I don’t recommend planting plugs directly in the ground as the roots are not yet established. If you are buying plugs, transplant them to  2 1/2″ pots. They will need at least 4-6 weeks to develop a root system strong enough to support them in the ground. I also recommend that you keep all the flowers cut off for the first year. This will allow the plant to send it’s energy into building a stronger root system and healthier plant. Be patient, you will see your efforts pay off next year with a crop of strong, beautiful plants with plenty of flowers.

If you’re not growing commercially – you just plain love lavender and want a couple plants to brighten up your garden, to cook with or to dry – not to worry – you’ve still got some time. Start with a minimum 4″ plant or better yet, the gallon size.

2012 International Lavender Conference

February 20th, 2012 by victor

Learn from the Best

The International Lavender Conference, hosted by the Sequim Lavender Farmers Association will be held April 27-29 at the Sequim Holiday Inn Express and Conference Center here in Sequim, Washington. Join with colleagues from around the world to learn more about farming and marketing your lavender. There will be classes and workshops at many of the Sequim Lavender Farms.  I will be one of the speakers at this conference as well as Dr. Tim Upson, co-author of The Genus Lavender, Dr. Curtis Beus, Ann Harmon, Jade Shutes, Kathy Gehrt and the Sequim farmers all providing valuable information to help you ‘grow’ your business to its full potential.

Come hear it from the pros. For more information on the conference and registering please visit sequimlavenderfarmersassociation.com  I know you will find this a very valuable and informative weekend.  I will look forward to seeing you there.

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