Posts Tagged ‘Lavender’

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!!   

Victor has the most lavender experts on hand, ready to help!

July 14th, 2016 by S3

Lavender Experts Help You Out – We have five lavender experts on hand throughout this weekends Sequim Lavender 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.

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SEQUIM LAVENDER WEEKEND JULY 15-17, 2016 ALWAYS FREE ADMISSION EVERY DAY!

Hours extended weekend hours:

  • Friday 9am-6pm
  • Friday 6pm-9pm Barn Dance with Joy in Mudville
  • Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm

Plants for Sale: We will have thousands of plants for sale. As one of the largest plant propagators in North America, we have the choice and selection you desire. And if you want fresh cut lavender, you can cut it in the fields, or we will cut if for you (same price) so you have the freshest lavender possible. An added bonus – terrific succulents grown and potted by Barb Landbeck.

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, Mexico???

 

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.

Victor offer growing tips June 23 in Port Angeles

June 15th, 2016 by S3

Read all about it!

Victor Gonzales will present tips for growing lavender on the Olympic Peninsula at noon Thursday, June 23.

The presentation will be in the county commissioners’ meeting room (160) at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St.

It is part of the “Green Thumb Garden Tips” brown bag series sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners.

Gonzales will discuss how to select a variety of lavender that is suited for drying, culinary use or the landscaping needs of the home gardener.

He will offer descriptions of best practices of planting, including soil, irrigation, sunlight and spacing requirements, and explain the right way and best time for trimming lavender plants.

He will include time in his presentation to address the audience’s specific questions about growing lavender. Full details in today’s regional news: http://www.peninsuladailynews.com/article/20160615/NEWS/306159994

Just a preview of the weekend full of great Lavender educational offerings Victor and team will be presenting at the 2016 Sequim Lavender Weekend

 

 

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.

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

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.

 

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