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OF NILES, MICHIGAN LLC

1219 Morris Dr., Niles, MI

 269-684-0123

 

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Summer Hours, Plants, Lavender U-pick

Posted 5/26/2016 9:22am by Martha O. Wilczynski.

Lavender Hill Farm of Niles, Michigan  LLC

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

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


Dear Friends,

The Lavender Hill Shop is open this week Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 am-4 pm, (or by email appointment) for all your lavender plants & product needs. 

Starting JUNE 1st, SUMMER HOURS begin: MONDAY through SATURDAY 10 am to 4 pm through August.

Plant Sales:

Ready, Set, Go! Now that warm weather is upon us, and the soils are nice and moist, it's finally time to plant.

We still have a good supply of our hardy lavender varieties available. All plants are propagated from our lavender field plants and grown in our farm greenhouse. They have all proven their ability to survive our Michigan winters.  Plants are available in 2.5 inch square pots for $5 ea. or if you buy a flat of 32 plants (you may mix varieties) the price is $4.50 each.  The following varieties are available while supplies last:

Hybrid Lavandin varieties:

'Grosso': medium purple blooms in early July, on stems 15 to 24 in. long, good for bunches, potpourri, oil has nice, strong camphorous scent. 

'Super': pale lavender blooms in mid July on stems 15 to 36 in. long, good for bunches, potpourri, oil has nice scent, less camphor than 'Grosso'.

'Gros Bleu': dark blue-violet buds, purple flowers  in mid-late July on stems 15 to 24 in. long, nice for bunches, potpourri, sweeter scent, similar to the English Lavenders.

English Lavender varieties:(extremely winter hardy)

'Folgate':bright periwinkle flowers on stems up to 12 inches, blooms mid to late June, good for culinary use, oil, crafting, landscape plant.

'Loddon Blue': dark purple flowers on stems 6-10 inches, blooms mid-late June, nice, compact, symmetrical landscape plant, dried bunches.

'Imperial Gem': beautiful dark, velvety purple buds on stems 6 to 10 in. long, blooms mid-late June. Good for bunches, crafting.

'Royal Velvet': beautiful, dark purple buds on stems 10-15 in., blooms late June-early July, good for bunches, culinary, crafting.

'Royal Purple', medium purple buds, light purple flowers on stems 12-15 in., blooms late June-early July, good for landscape plant, fresh bouquets, crafting.

U-PICK LAVENDER SCHEDULE:

The 2016 U-Pick lavender season will be here soon and it promises to be spectacular!

U-pick season is scheduled to start Saturday June 25th and go as long as there are blooms to pick (usually through July).  During this time, for the cost of $5 a bunch, you are invited to cut your own lavender bunches using our scissors.  A bunch is measured by the amount you can fasten in the 6 in. twist-tie we provide. Because we have 8 different lavender varieties that bloom at different times (see variety descriptions above), we designate which areas to pick based upon availability and readiness.  

We are looking forward to a beautiful season, hope you are too!

Thanks so much for your patronage,

Martha Wilczynski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





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