Hello My Lavender Loving Friends, Purple Watch 2018 has finally begun!! Our Folgate and Royal Velvet are looking good and we’re watching them closely for signs of bloom. The rest of our English varieties are not far behind. Sadly, Mother Nature has not been kind to us. Our French varieties and some of our English are struggling. They suffered some damage from the long brutal winter and the cool temps this spring. Add to that, the lack of sunshine and frequent rainy days isn’t helping. Even though we haven’t lost any, some are not looking their best and we're hoping they make it. The rest are sending up stems and flower heads are starting to form. In the meantime we're praying for more sunshine and less rain. Our gardens are looking beautiful and our gift shop is loaded with your favorite lavender products and a few new ones too.
It's with a heavy heart that I share the sad news that we lost 5 members of the City Girl Flock last week. My heart is broken. A few weeks ago I lost Fiona to a fox during the day. Since then the girls have been on lock down, which they absolutely hate. The day of the attack, I made the unfortunate decision to let them out for a little while as they were extremely stressed from being locked up. When I went to check on them I discovered a clump of Miss Amelia’s feathers. My heart sank and panic immediately set in. As I searched their pen I discovered their lifeless bodies one by one. RIP Fiona, Zoila, Ethel, Fernanda, Esther and Miss Amelia. Yes they're "just chickens" but they were my chickens and I loved them so. The remaining 3, Ruby, the only one left from my original flock (2014) and Phoebe and Wilhelmina, from my 2016 flock, will remain on lock down which breaks my heart just as much as the loss of my sweet spoiled feathered babies.
Are you looking for a romantic spot to celebrate a special occasion? Are you planning to Pop The Question? Do you have an anniversary coming up? Or, are you just looking to make Date Night a little more special... We will soon be offering the Pergola in the Tranquility Garden to help you celebrate life’s special moments.
We have a number of events coming up which I've listed below. However, you'll find complete details and registration information on the Events page of our website. Now thru September 1, 2018 - Please join us in supporting RAKS and the CLICK for Babies Campaign by knitting or crocheting purple baby caps. Orchard View Lavender Farm is a designated drop off location until September 1. Every time you drop off a donation you will have the opportunity to enter a raffle to win a beautiful handmade lavender print project bag and stitch markers. Friday, June 8, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Create & Take Girls Night Out - Hosted by Chalk Couture Friday, June 15, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. A Bridal Solution Bridal Expo Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Welcome Summer Solstice with Vibha Rana of Green Tulip Health & Wellness Registration info will be posted soon. Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Yin Yoga in the Lavender Field with Live Cello Music Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Yin Yoga in the Lavender Field Saturday, August 4, 2018 - 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Admiring The Sunset with Passed Hors d' oeuvres & Live Entertainment - Registration Info Coming Soon. Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Enchanting Evening Under The Stars - A Lavender Inspired Dining Experience - Registration Info Coming Soon.
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