LAVENDER HILL FARM

OF NILES, MICHIGAN LLC

1219 Morris Dr., Niles, MI

 269-684-0123

 

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The Lavender Hill June Update

Posted 6/16/2020 9:00pm by Martha O. Wilczynski.


Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, Michigan  LLC

1219 Morris Dr., Niles, MI  49120,  269-684-0123

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Dear lavender friends, The Lavender Hill Farm Shop is finally open to the public. Our regular hours this summer are Fridays and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm.  We will also take appointments through email or facebook message preferably. We do have a couple of restrictions on entering the gift shop due to Covid19, including limiting the number of customers in the shop at one time to 4 and requiring masks be worn in the shop. We also have a hand sanitizer station at the door. 

Plant sales are on-going at the farm and we have a good supply of these extremely hardy English lavender varieties: Folgate, Loddon Blue & Royal Purple in 2.5 in pots for $3.75, and a few flats of Grosso in 3.5 x 5 in. deep pots for $5.75. It's also possible to order plants from our website for pickup at the farm. Just go to our webstore: www.thelavenderhill.com/store and click on the "Plants for pickup at the farm" tab to see what we currently have available. If you want larger pot sizes, there will be some available in the next few weeks as we get room to repot smaller plants. You can plant lavender anytime up through September, but just need to make sure they are planted in full sun, with good soil drainage, or on a slope so they won't be in waterlogged soil, and that they don't dry out too much as they are getting established. Lavender is a drought tolerant plant, but must develop a good root system before it can withstand hot dry conditions without watering.  

I know the question on everyone's minds has been will we have U-pick available this summer.  Unfortunately our large Folgate English lavender field required some heavy pruning this spring and since the hot dry weather has set in it appears they will not have many blooms this summer. So it doesn't look likely we will be able to have U-pick this year. You are still welcome to come out to the farm during open hours and walk around and see the new plants we planted last Fall the ones we just planted in late May.   

Keep an eye on our Facebook  page: www.facebook.com/thelavenderhill  for events (classes) we are scheduling, or the "Classes" page on our website:   http://www.thelavenderhill.com/store/classes , as we plan to have some crafting classes this summer.  In the past some of our most popular classes have been lavender wreath-making and lavender cross-making classes, and lavender decoupage vases. We also have a new class offering this year on beginning watercolor painting. Please feel free to send me some feedback on what types of classes or learning opportunities you would be interested in. If you and a group of friends would like to have a private class, we will work with you on date and time, but generally Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays or Saturdays between 10 and 4 are our best times. A minimum of 4 students and a maximum of 10 is necessary to hold a class. 

Hope you all have a safe and happy summer!

 Martha

 

 

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