February 16, 2021
Lavender: With the recent freeze, we will be monitoring the lavender to see how it has been effected. We should know more as it warms up over the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more updates.
One of the primary questions that we get asked is "when is the best time to come and see the lavender in bloom?". We grow two varieties and each one of them bloom at different times. The Sweet variety is our spring bloomer and usually blooms in May/June. The blooming progress is always affected by sun, rain, cold and heat so therefore the actual blooming varies a few weeks either way. This year, the Sweet variety bloomed earlier than normal. The Provence variety is our late summer bloomer and generally blooms at the end of July and through August and September.
During the blooming of either variety we allow visitors to the farm to cut bundles. Each blooming cycle lasts for 6-8 weeks.
Blackberries: The blackberries were great last year! We plan to add more plants in the next few weeks. The blackberries usually produce in June. We will keep the website updated as to their progress.
Peaches: The peach trees produced a great crop last year! They were starting to bud out recently when the freeze hit. We will know more how they were also effected during the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more updates.
Figs: The figs did not develop as expected so we hope to have a better crop next year.
Keep checking the website for current updates and even if you’re planning a trip out to the farm in the next few weeks or months, remember that the drive and landscapes are gorgeous in Washington County! The farm is beautiful even when the lavender is not blooming. Stroll the fields and enjoy all of the handmade products and culinary items in our gift shop “The Lavender Patch”. Relax in one of our rocking chairs and drink a glass of cold lemonade on the porch. You can also visit our three miniature goats, Fonzie, Oreo and Moonshine.
We look forward to seeing you soon!