LAVENDER HILL FARM

OF NILES, MICHIGAN LLC

1219 Morris Dr., Niles, MI

 269-684-0123

 

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Lavender U-pick Continues/ Lavender Crafting Workshops

Posted 7/22/2015 8:28pm by Martha O. Wilczynski.

Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, Michigan  LLC

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

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 July, 2015

U-pick will likely extend well into August if wet conditions persist.

This has been a strange year! Most of our lavender flowered more lightly than usual due to the harsh winter and major pruning that was required this spring. With the cool, wet weather this summer our 'Royal Velvet' and "Royal Purple' English lavender in the big field are sending up new growth and some more flowers, which will allow for some bonus U-pick on these varieties.

We are currently  picking 'Grosso' and 'Super' hybrid lavandins (the longer stemmed varieties). As with the English lavender our hybrid plants will likely be sending up more blooms over the next month, as long as conditions allow, so U-pick season on those varieties will be extended as well.  Our new hybrid variety, 'Gros Bleu' is available now for purchase as pre-cut fresh or dried bunches. 'Gros Bleu' is an exceptionally dark colored, long-stem variety with a nice scent.   

New this year: Lavender Crafting Workshops!

We are now offering lavender crafting workshops for pre-reserved groups of up to 10 people. Email or call me if your group would like to come out during our business hours this summer (Monday through Saturday 10 am to 4 pm)  for a  workshop on making fresh lavender wands or baskets. It's a fragrant and fun experience and you get to take your fragrant, everlasting work of art home!  

Price: $12 per person which covers crafting supplies and light lavender refreshments.

Please call or email with your reservation request! This event will be possible only as long as we have fresh lavender available.

 

lavender wand

 

Our summer farm hours including the Lavender Hill Shop, are Monday thru Saturday 10 am to 4 pm through the end of August.  Fall hours will be Thurs.-Sat. 10 am to 4 pm till Christmas.

Please share this email with anyone you think might be interested in visiting our beautiful farm.  We appreciate all your referrals!

yours in lavender,

Martha

 

 

 

 





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