Posts Tagged ‘Lavender Propagation’

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.

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

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.

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.

Sign-up today and be the first to know the good news regarding Victor’s “Lavender Lessons”!

Victor's "Lavender Lessons" Video Series

Great Holiday Gift Idea

December 6th, 2015 by Jacki

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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.

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Sequim Lavender Weekend 2015

July 3rd, 2015 by Jacki

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ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION EVERY DAY!

Spend Sequim Lavender Weekend, July 17-19 at Victor’s Lavender Farm. Victor will be here at the farm all 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 (outlined below), Susan Harrington, CEO (Chief Education Officer as she likes to call it) of Labyrinth Hill Lavender will be joining us on Saturday and conducting a couple of workshops we know you will want to attend. Keep reading and we’ll tell you more about Susan.

Here’s what we have in store for you…..

Hours

Extended weekend hours Friday-Sunday 9am-6pm

Workshops

Susan’s workshops will be in the drying barn and Victor’s workshops will be out in the lavender field.

Friday, July 17
Noon-1:30 p.m.  and  4-5:30 p.m.
          Victor: propagation, transplanting, winter care, plant rotation
Saturday, July 18
10-11:30 a.m.  and  1-2:30 p.m.
          Victor: pests, diseases, fertilization.
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.  and  2:30-4 p.m.
          Susan Harrington: Lavender is more than a color
Sunday, July 19
Noon-1:30 p.m. and 4-5:30 p.m.
          Victor: propagation, planting, fertilization.

On the Menu

• Seattle’s World Famous Uli’s Lavender Sausages, Lavender shortbread cookies
and biscotti.
• Lavender ice cream and lavender lemonade

Music

Friday 12noon-2pm  Sarah Shea Jazz

Saturday 1-3 p.m. Sequimarimba knocks your socks off with rhythms for the whole family!

This promises to be a great weekend! Be sure to join us and sit in on our free workshops. If you are interested in lavender, growing it for fun or profit, – this is the place to be.

Pets

Your dogs are welcome on the farm as long as they are on a leash. Please clean-up after your dogs.

Visit the Drying Barn

One of the unique and amazing place to visit is the drying barn where you can see and smell more than 8,000 bundles of lavender, freshly cut from the fields. The hot weather has meant an early harvest for lavender. Also in the drying barn is a continually running slide show of Victor, his worldwide travels and experiences. (and Susan Harrington’s workshops).

More Information For Sequim Lavender Weekend:

For more information about weekend events go to www.visitsunnysequim.com

 

Now, a little about Susan Harrington for those of you who don’t already know her………

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Susan Harrington, Labyrinth Hill Lavender 

Retiring 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.)

Whidbey Gardening Workshop

February 27th, 2015 by Jacki

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Here’s another event to add to your calendar. The Whidbey Gardening Workshop is a place to find more plant information than you will know what to do with. Saturday, March 7th is the day. The place, Oak Harbor High School, 950 Northwest 2nd Ave.,  Oak Harbor, WA 98277. There are literally dozens of classes to choose from but one you want to attend for sure is Victor’s. During this class he will be discussing ‘Best Practices’ for planting, the basics of propagation, how to care for your plants and which varieties are best suited to different climates and soils. Absolutely loaded with great information about lavender. There are three sessions with classes so you can still choose to attend two more while you are there. From Rhodies to Peonies, Composting to Irrigation, you can even learn how to make slugs and bugs work for you. Here is a link to their brochure. Check it out and save the date.  http://www.whidbeygardeningworkshop.org/2015/docs/wgw_2015_brochure.pdf

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.

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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