Lavender a Hit at Stock Show
A lavender farm really is agriculture. And there was no better
place to demonstrate that than at the National Western Stock Show. Many of the attendees were surprised to learn that
there was indeed a lavender farm in Colorado. And even more were surprised to find out that it really is a "pick-your-own"
farm. I think there will be plenty of visitors to the farm this summer. And nearly everyone was pleased with the
scent coming from the booth.
I Could Not Believe My Eyes...
won't believe yours either.
On July 17-19, I had the extreme pleasure
of attending the Lavender Festival in Sequim (pronounced skwim), Washington. Sequim is the self-proclaimed
lavender capital of North America. And they would get no argument from me. I visted 7 farms while I was there. Each
farm is unique with separate themes, lavender varieties and products. It is still hard for me to believe until I look
at the pictures for the umpteenth time, but some of their plants were as high as my shoulders and as broad at the base
as six or seven feet. And there were acres and acres in these fields. Plus food and entertainment.
I enjoyed everything from white chocolate, raspberry lavender ice cream, to a nice lavender gin and tonic at the end of the
But, while I was there, all I could think of was how many lavender lovers that I knew would love to
enjoy this wonderful event. So, I'm going to put a little bug out there and see how many people would be interested
in going with me to Sequim next year. I am guessing that the dates next year will be July 16-18.
is located on the Olympic peninsula. So, the nearest major airport is the Seattle-Tacoma airport, otherwise known
as SeaTac. For those in Colorado, we would probably make flight arrangements from Denver.
And, for those who would like to join us that are not in the Colorado Front Range area, I'm sure that we could meet
you in Seattle and you could join us on a bus to Sequim. Please understand, I do not have any pricing available for
this trip. This is just a feeler out there to see how much interest we might have. All I know is that I am
What's Coming Up:
The first Grower's Seminar was a pleasing success. It won't be long until my
claim to be the only lavender farm in Colorado will not be valid. We may see a new farm coming in the Sterling
area. Keep your eyes and ears open for possible news.
I think it's time to start planning another Grower's Seminar.
I would like to do it as early in the new year as possible. So, maybe sometime in early January, before the National
Western Stock Show starts could be a possibility. Just drop me an email if you are interested. And also let
me know if early January would work into your schedule.
And, yes, there
will also be another gardener's seminar too. I'm thinking about sometime in early May. Any takers?
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