Posts Tagged ‘lavender plants’

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!!   

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.

 

 

Now Taking Orders for 2017

April 27th, 2016 by Jacki


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Yup – That’s right – 2017.

The Lavender Business is absolutely blooming!!

Just a quick informational note to let you know that any large orders received now will not be available for shipping until spring of 2017. We will still be able to fill smaller orders for select varieties for fall planting. You can download and submit our order form and we will let you know if it will be available for shipping this fall.

Please remember that we have a 4 tray minimum order. Four trays also fit snugly in our shipping boxes. Odd numbers of trays leave the risk of damage during shipment as it is difficult to secure them.

 

 

 

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!!

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Nearly Sold Out Again

January 6th, 2016 by Jacki

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Our plants are so popular across the country that we are sold out of most varieties for delivery this spring. We’ve added a new greenhouse to accommodate for our growth last season and still we can’t keep up with the increased demand this season.

We are overwhelmed and grateful for the confidence people have in our lavender plants but we have real mixed emotions about this situation. We are absolutely thrilled that our plants are selling so well but dismayed that we may not be able to completely fill orders that come in now. Any orders received after today will not be available to ship until at least June which may be too late for successful planting in some parts of the US and Canada and that will be for select varieties only.

If you want to order plants, please download the order form, fill it out and submit it to us as soon as possible. (Please remember that there is a 4 tray minimum order) Victor will review the orders and let you know via email what we will be able to provide for you. If you are looking for X Intermedia, they should still be in fairly good supply.

As June is skirting the edge of planting season in many regions we highly encourage you place orders now for fall delivery and planting. Ordering early is the surest way to guarantee you receive all the varieties you want.

LAVENDER PLANT AVAILABILITY

September 7th, 2015 by Jacki

Lavender Plugs

Here is a heads up for all of you who wish to order lavender plants in plug size.

  • Plugs will be available through special order only.
  • All orders must be received not later than October 31st and delivery must be taken by the end of January.
  • There will be a minimum order of 4 trays.
  • Late orders will be available in select varieties only.
  • Please contact us for details and ordering.

Be sure to watch our site for our new order form. This will streamline the ordering process and make it much easier for you to submit your plant orders.

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Don’t get frustrated……

February 20th, 2015 by Jacki

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We know a lot of you have trouble reaching us this time of year. From October through March, around here, everyone’s time is totally consumed with propagating lavender plants in a gallant effort to meet the ever increasing demand for this great plant. Our ‘Mother Plants’ are all grown outdoors in fields, soaking up the Olympic Peninsula fresh air and sunshine. We don’t keep them penned up in a temperature controlled greenhouse with artificial light nor do we use fertilizer or other chemicals to force their growth. Because our ‘Mother Plants’ are au naturel, we have only a small window of time to harvest and plant our starts. So from dawn to dusk you will find Victor either in the field or in the greenhouse planting our cuttings. (That’s the story of a farmer’s life you know)

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Well, back to the problem at hand, we do our best to return calls and emails within 48 hours. (Mind you, we said we do our best.) The very best way to contact Victor is via email, info@victorslavender.com. If you choose to call, please leave a detailed message with your name and a direct contact phone number. Victor returns many calls in the evening so please leave direct numbers for both day and evening.

On another note, in October we remind you to get your orders in before the end of the year. We even throw out another reminder or two before the end of the year. This enables us to plan what we need to grow to fulfill our orders. We generously pad this amount to in an effort accommodate those who order late as we hate to disappoint. But once again, due to the ever growing popularity of our lavender, we are sold out of lavender that will be ready for spring planting. We might still have some Grosso available but it is going fast. We will have more available in June but if you have a large order and want to plant in June please submit your order before the end of March. If you still want to plant this spring email us with your wish list and we will do our best.

 

Heads Up on Lavender Availability

January 27th, 2015 by victor

Royal VelvetJust want to let everyone know that we are nearly sold out of plants for the Spring planting season. The ship date for any orders received in the next few weeks (after today, January 27, 2015) will be late May and June. We will do our best but unfortunately we cannot guarantee that we will be able to supply all varieties requested in time for spring planting. We will keep you posted but very shortly we will be sold out of a lot of varieties that would be ready for Spring Planting. The next crop will be available for shipping in September and October suitable for fall planting. The good news is we still have plenty of the most popular varieties, Grosso, Provence, Royal Velvet and Melissa.

We want to stress the importance and encourage everyone to place your orders early. We estimate our propagation needs based on orders received in November and December.

Please send us your wish list, Victor will review them and let you know what we have available and when we will be able to ship.

Lavender is so popular, we keep growing and growing but still find it hard to keep up with the increasing demand for our quality lavender plants. Not a totally bad thing.

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

Our Greenhouses are Full Again!!

November 21st, 2014 by Jacki


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Have we got lavender for you!

Our greenhouses are full to the brim once again with lavender plants waiting to make their home in your field or garden next spring. After our unexpected sell out last season we are really happy to see the greenhouses full again. We try to increase our plant production every year to accommodate the growing popularity of  lavender. Last year we maxed out our space as well as any vacant greenhouses we could find to meet the demand but it still just wasn’t quite enough. This year we are building another greenhouse here at the farm that will enable us to meet the ever increasing demand for lavender. Let’s hear it for the Lavender Industry!

If you are planning on planting in the spring – don’t wait to order. Get your orders in now so we can plan our propagation needs and guarantee that you will get the varieties you want.

If you are new to the business of lavender or you are thinking about starting a lavender farm now is a good time to contact us for a consultation. Learn from one of the countries top lavender experts. Victor can help you with any questions or concerns you might have. He will get you pointed in the right direction to produce your own thriving, healthy lavender plants.

Here is Victor - checking the temperature of the lavender plants.

Here is Victor – checking the temperature of the lavender plants.

 

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