LAVENDER HILL FARM

OF NILES, MICHIGAN LLC

1219 Morris Dr., Niles, MI

 269-684-0123

 

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The Lavender Hill March Update

Posted 3/20/2020 11:14am by Martha O. Wilczynski.

Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, Michigan  LLC

1219 Morris Dr., Niles, MI  49120, 

269-240-0319 cell 269-684-0123 shop

  www.thelavenderhill.com       www.facebook.com/thelavenderhill


 

Dear Lavender Friends,

Each year brings new blessings and challenges. 

As far as challenges, what we face now with the Covid19 epidemic will have all sorts of far-reaching effects on families and businesses.  Like many others, we have decided to delay the opening of our gift shop for the next couple of months or so, but will continue to fulfill phone and webstore orders for our products.

Customers using our webstore (www.thelavenderhill.com/store) may choose to have their order shipped with our $6.99 standard shipping rate (slightly more for heavy orders) or to pick up their order at the shop by using the "pickup" code in the coupon field at checkout. Simply call or email to schedule a pickup time. If you prefer to place an order over the phone, please note the phone numbers at the top of this email.  Keep an eye on our Facebook page as well, as new updates may be found there. 

As for blessings, we are very relieved so far with the mild winter we have had this year. We took the precaution of putting row covers over our newly planted lavender back in December to protect them from extreme cold this winter. Although we haven't experienced any below zero temperatures, the covers have protected the plants from the cold winds, and abundant deer we have in our area.  Though the deer don't prefer lavender, they sometimes uproot young plants before discovering they don't like the taste. 

At this point we anticipate a harvest from the mature English lavender plants that survived the winter last year.  So as spring progresses, I will update on the possibility of some U-pick this summer.  In addition we plan to have potted small lavender plants for sale in mid to late May.

I will keep you updated and wish you all a healthy spring! 

Martha

 

 New lavender with protective winter covers.

 Protective fabric over our new lavender plants.

 

 

 





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