THE GARDENER'S LAVENDER FARM
NEXT***Metchosin Day Sunday September 7th***Find us @ Booth #11 from roughly 10am-530pm...Metchosin Day is a wonderful one day affair with no entrance or parking fees at the bottom end of Happy Valley Road: and lots of FUN... PS:You can call ahead for me to bring any special requests with me.
Please call ahead for farm pick-ups now our public season is over: September>>>April. THANKS Lynda 250-474-5767
Dried Lavender bundles***We have 3 different varieties of 2014 dried Sweet Lavender flowers-on-the-stem bundles in stock. Bundles are $6 each,with a 75+ stem count. We have fine headed French Maillette (blue), English fat headed Ashdowne Forest (silver-blue) and Melissa (pink) that dries silver-white. (Sorry all Hidcote purple, Violet Intrigue & long Blue Lavandin bundles are gone now.)
OR order dried loose 2014 field Lavender flower buds only; food grade, organically grown and 90% Hidcote purple with a touch of Munstead Blue. A pound sells for $55; $30 for 1/2 pound or $10 sample packs (approx 3 cups/75grams). Please call ahead for farm pick-up or order by email to ship out of town...
In season, we carry a wide selection of Lavender plants, Herbs, Vegetable starts, Edible flower plants and our favourite Rugosa Roses ...plus an array of exotic plants including Scented Geraniums, Lemon Verbena, Pineapple Sage, Gentian Sage, Stachys Hildago & many more temptations. Please call/email for special plant requests @ 250-474-5767
Lavender still holds the farm stage, front & center~ with varieties that grow best in Victoria's climate and most of all: smell heavenly! Traditional Lavandula angustifolia varieties smell the best...remembering for the Chef: Scent equals Taste! Other varieties are chosen for looks and performance. Most Lavenders begin to bloom in July, the exception is the range of Spanish or "Butterfly" bloom Lavenders that start in April through October. They make great patio Lavenders, keep dead headed for continuous blooms.
Our number one Sweet Lavender plant choice continues to be "Violet Intrigue". This variety of winter hardy Lavandula angustifolia is everyone's favourite in the new cutting field planted June 2012. "Violet Intrigue" is not blue, not purple...a great true Violet colour with an elegant longer bloom head on a mid sized plant with great scent and taste! Small pots are $4 each. A reminder: do plant all Lavenders in full sun with good drainage to handle our West Coast winter-wet as Lavenders will get root rot if they sit in soggy soils any length of time. See our Lavender propagation list 2014
Our Herb plant selections always include a traditional range of Cooking herbs for the professional Chef or at home; herbs for Teas, herbs for simple Medicinal recipes or home cosmetics not forgetting a selection of herbs for Bees & Butterflies!
Check out what tomato varieties we plan for this year ...
Check out our year round Lavender products & treats here ~ Farm made Lavender products from teas to cooking blends; sachets to bath salts, lovely soaps, Lavender essential oil and more~ Not forgetting *GIFT CARDS* for plants & product...you name the amount!
For information about the Happy Valley Croquet Club, please email email@example.com
For dry stone wall projects or Living Roof installations ... contact James Scott. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org OR call 250-686-6920.
Check our ongoing collection of Metchosin Muse gardening articles.
May's Muse Article..."Food Revenge": Eat your Hostas before the darling Deer do!" + de-mystifying mesclun mixes...
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