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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.

Order By December 31, 2014 – Save Money

December 5th, 2014 by Jacki

Victor's lavender Order Form
Here’s a heads up for all of you who will be placing lavender orders for next year. If you order by December 31st you will save some money. Plant prices will be going up on January 1st. Not that we wanted to raise our prices but you all know that story. The cost of materials to blend the soil, trays and pots, utilities to heat the greenhouses – just everything has gone up so much that we just can’t absorb those additional expenses again this coming year. We hope you will give us a few points for not increasing prices for the last 3 or 4 years. We are also offing a wholesale discount structure for your orders.

2% discount on orders of $2,000.00 – $4,999.00
5% for orders of $5,000.00 – $9,999.00
10% on orders of $10,000.00 or more.

We will also begin using a new order form at the first of the year. It will be a PDF Fill In form with a slightly new look. You can download this form and fill it in on your computer. This will help us tremendously because – let’s face it – not everybody has perfect penmanship. We sometimes have difficulty deciphering names, addresses, phone numbers, all the important stuff necessary to get your lavender plants delivered safely to  your door. We do hope that you will use this new feature. For now, submitting your orders will be the same as before. Download, fill it out, and then you can scan it and return it to us via email to info@victorslavender.com or you can fax it to us at 360 683-7830. And of course there’s still the snail mail option by mailing it to us at PO Box 2293, Sequim, WA 98382. There is some additional information required on this new form so please fill it out completely. Please note that Washington State residents must provide a Resellers Permit number and expiration date or we will add sales tax to that order. And hey, we made it easy for you by including a spot on the order form.

We are looking forward to providing all your lavender needs this coming season. You can be assured that you will be receiving the highest quality plants grown and backed by one of the country’s premier lavender growers.

Victor Gonzalez

Victor Gonzalez

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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Lavender PreSeason Orders

November 18th, 2013 by victor

Victor's Lavender Order Form

 

Save 10% on orders of $1,000. when you place your order by December 31, 2013!

 

Just want to remind everyone before we all get too busy with the holidays about our special offer on preseason orders. We are offering a 10% discount on orders of $1,000. or more placed by December 31, 2013. This helps both of us – You save money (Who doesn’t like the sounds of that?) and you are assured of getting the varieties you want. Our bonus – we know what to plant so we won’t disappoint you (We don’t like the sounds of that). WIN / WIN!  We like it.

You can download the order form, fill it out and fax it to us at 360 683-7830. If you are yearning for a particular variety and don’t see it  listed on the order form – give us a call, 360 681-7930 or 360 461-5811, we probably have it or will get it for you. You can also email any questions to info@victorslavender.com. Please be sure to print legibly (fax copies can get a little fuzzy) and include your credit card information (number & expiration date) on the order. Washington State residents please include a copy of your current resale certificate or sales tax must be added to your order. We require a 10% deposit on preseason orders which will be charged to your card at the time of the order. You will not be billed for the balance until your order ships in the spring.

We are busy, busy in the greenhouses now getting these little lavender gems off to a good healthy start for your spring planting. We are looking forward to a great new season next year and hope all of you lavender enthusiasts feel the same.

We want to thank all who stopped by to see us during the Lavender Farm Fair this past summer. It was great to see some old familiar faces again and to meet some of you face to face for the first time.  This was the first year we had our growing operation open to the public and we had a great time. We enjoy showing all of you how and where your lavender plants got their start.

Pre-Season Discount on Lavender Plants

December 17th, 2012 by victor


We are growing these for you!

We know this is a really busy time of year for most folks but we wanted to take a minute to remind you that there is still time to take advantage of our Pre-Season Discount. Any plant order of $1,000.00 or more, placed by December 31, 2012, will receive a 10% discount. All it takes is a 10% deposit with your order to reserve your plants. Your order will ship at the appropriate time for planting in your area. The balance won’t be charged until your plants are shipped. Take the worry out of trying to find the right plants next Spring. Order now and save. If you don’t see a variety you are looking for listed on our order form give us a call or shoot us an email. We may have them or we’ll see what we can do to get them for you.

US Lavender Growers Assoc.

November 27th, 2012 by victor

During the Ontario Lavender Conference I had an opportunity to meet up with some old friends and meet lots of people in the business of Lavender. It was a great event!

Among the people I spent some time with was Mary Bergstrom of the US Lavender Growers Association. This is a relatively new group founded in 2011 to promote lavender from the field to the finished product. Their goal is to support and promote the United States lavender industry through research, education, networking and marketing. It’s a huge undertaking to get an organization like this started but they have done a great job. Nearly 100 members since they opened the membership drive.

I have taken the liberty of borrowing a bit from their website to give you a quick idea of their goals and the benefits of being a member.

  • participating in and providing research about many areas;
  • education from basics to advanced topics;
  • networking and connecting with growers, crafters, vendors, users, and more;
  • marketing information and opportunities for you and the industry as a whole.

Be sure to check out their ‘Lavender 101’ for tips and information on all things lavender with plenty more information to come as the group continues to grow. For information on how to become a member visit them at http://www.uslavender.org/ With our support we can keep lavender a thriving industry in the United States.

Tim Upson, Victor, Mary Bergstrom

Ontario Lavender Conference

October 15th, 2012 by victor

 

Dr. Tim Upson

The Business of Lavender

 

 

 

Kathy Gehrt

The Ontario Lavender Association is presenting ‘The Business of Lavender’ a conference to be held November 14 & 15 in Woodstock, Ontario.

This event will explore practical approaches to help you successfully run and market your agri-tourism business. Learn from the perspective of successful worldwide lavender operations. Key note speakers will be Dr. Tim Upson, Curator and Acting Director Cambridge University Botanic Gardens, United Kingdom and Kathy Gehrt, Author & Culinary Expert, Discover Cooking with Lavender.

Among other featured speakers, guess who? That’s right, it’s Victor. He will be speaking on the topic ‘Understanding the Economics of Propagation’.

Victor Gonzalez

Whether you are thinking of starting a business or already have a business and would like to learn more about managing, marketing and growing your business, this is your chance to learn from those who know. Make your plans now to attend. For more information go to ontariolavenderassociation.org

Hope to see you there.

 

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.

New Website for Victor’s Lavender!

November 16th, 2011 by victor

Victor's Lavender New WebsiteWe are so please to showcase our new website for Victor’s Lavender. This new custom website is built around a powerful CMS called WordPress. With wordpress Victor can now log in and make several edits himself. The new custom website also features a photo gallery and large header image areas to showcase his beutiful lavender farm, world travel experiences and his products.

When it comes to propagating lavender, Victor Gonzales is considered the North Olympic Peninsula’s resident expert. Victor is a wholesale lavender grower and supplier. He has successfully propagated more than one million lavender plants and counting. During the last decade, Victor’s green thumb has helped Sequim, Washington become the official lavender capital of North America.

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