Meet Victor Gonzalez, the Father of Lavender, owner of Victor’s Lavender.
When you have a question about lavender, rely on Victor Gonzalez. Whether you are a new lavender farm owner, an experienced grower who needs information on the latest soil preparation techniques or a grower who wants help making your farm tourist friendly, Victor can help.
“My one-on-one consulting services are really more like a personalized eight-hour workshop,” Victor says. “It is not for people who just have a few questions. When I go into a consulting session, I literally start from the ground up to find ways to make their lavender and business healthier.”
Victor has helped lavender growers in the Sequim-Dungeness Valley save entire fields of the fragrant herb by providing advice on planting, irrigation and fertilizing techniques.
“I love the challenge of helping people,” he says. “I listen to their questions and then go over ways they can become more successful.”
Consulting fees vary depending on need, when travel is required, additional costs may apply. Please contact us for more details and to obtain a quote.
Victor has been a steady force in Sequim’s lavender industry. Since 1997, he has propagated more than one million plants. Lavender growers in Sequim credit Victor’s skills for helping make the city the “Lavender Capital of North America.” Victor continues to increase his knowledge of lavender and is in the process of writing a book about lavender.
List of some topics we will discuss during a consulting session.
- Right soil requirements
- SitePlanting in the garden
- Plants in containers
- Pruning (Lavender are pruned for two reasons)
- Propagation – hardwood cuttings – semi ripe cutting
- Softwood cuttings – from seed – layering
- Pest and diseases (Indoor pests – outdoor pests)
- Right varieties for you
- Lavender Longevity
- Weed Control
- Harvesting and drying