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Welcome Spring??



Hello Lavender Loving Friends,

 

There are signs of Spring everywhere but it sure doesn't feel like it today!! If you're anything like me, you can't wait to get out in the gardens. What is it about the smell of soil especially after a spring rain that evokes a sense of peace? Am I the only one who feels this way??

 

Every year I provide important tips for caring for your Lavender. I normally, do this later in April but Spring has sprung early!! Some Lavenders are starting to green up while others are still dormant.


This photo was taken today. You can see that some leaves are starting to turn green, which would normally make me happy, but it's too early to celebrate. The threat of frost is still very real, as evidenced by the cold temperatures we're experiencing now. And it's not helping that tonight it's supposed to go down to the low 20's sigh.



Lavender Care Tips:

 

· Be Patient!! Waiting for the lavender to wake up from its winter slumber can be torture. Sometimes, lavender takes its sweet time coming out of dormancy making us think it's dead (said in a whisper). If it's late in the season and you're not sure, do what I call The Bend Test. What's The Bend Test?? I'm glad you asked. Just take one of the "branches" and bend it. If it doesn't snap off there's still life in it. You can also scratch at the base of the plant and if you see green, leave it alone.

 

· Be sure to clean away debris that may have accumulated at the base of the plant which can trap moisture. Remember, Lavender likes it dry.

 

· DO NOT PRUNE YET! If you didn’t get a chance to prune last fall (like us), you can prune in the spring but you must wait until the danger of frost has passed.

 

Remember, I'm here to help so feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

 

Has anyone tried the new Lavender drinks at Starbucks? I can't wait to try them! It's so exciting to see that lavender is finally gaining popularity in the culinary world and why not!! After all, lavender is an herb. The key is to use the right lavender and in the right amount. Otherwise, it may not result in a pleasant experience.

 

Did you know you can make your own lavender drinks at home? It's easy when you use any one of our Lavender Simple Syrups.  They're available in five flavors; Lavender, Lavender Raspberry, Lavender Vanilla, Lavender Pear, and Lavender Orange Lemon. You can use them to make a variety of drinks - from lavender lemonade and lavender iced tea to iced coffee, coffee, latte, and tea. They're perfect for adding to lavender cocktails such as lavender martinis, lavender cosmos, and lavender margaritas. They're also great for drizzling on desserts like ice cream, cheesecake, and pound cake. The possibilities are endless!!


 

In our last Newsletter, I mentioned that we are working on some fantastic events for our 2024 season. If you haven't done so already, we strongly encourage you to check out our Events Page for a current list of upcoming events, and be sure to check the page frequently for updates as they become available.

 

Our May 10 Mother's Day Lavender Painting Class is the perfect way to celebrate the special women in your life. Join Jeannie of Class on A Glass for a delightful afternoon of bonding and creativity. Discover the joy of making memories while painting vibrant flowers onto white wooden trays in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. 

 

We're especially excited about our continued partnership with Chef Ed Oliveira of The Angry Chourico BBQ to offer an exceptional dining experience. Our June 9 Sunday Supper is the perfect opportunity to gather with loved ones over a delicious meal in a truly magical setting.

 

These events are selling fast, so be sure to grab your tickets soon to avoid missing out on the fun!  

 

We’re looking forward to welcoming you and sharing our “farm sweet farm” with you.

 

With Love & Gratitude,

Monica & Jim



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