Thursday, May 27, 2010

Week 9 Our First Big Group!

"Our First Big Group" is a bit of a misnomer.  On Wednesday Lavender Fields Farm happily welcomed two wonderful groups that just happened to be scheduled on the same day and time!   Our first group, friends for more than fifty years, the Alpha Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority traveled all the way from Lancaster, Pennsylvania to have lunch and tour the lavender farm and our (in bloom) english lavender.  Shortly after, the lovely ladies of Sprig and Twig, a gardening group of 36 ladies based in Dover, Delaware arrived just in time to find a seat before Sharon started her "talk".  

Nice hat Sharon! 
After a brief talk about lavender and the history of Lavender Fields Farm the ladies from the Alpha Master Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority enjoyed a nice lunch on the covered front porch of Warrington Manor.
It was such a wonderful day, after lunch both groups visited our cottage store, bought quite a few of the potted lavender plants that we have for sale and many of the handmade items we sell in the store. 
Thank you ladies, We'd love to see you again soon!

Next week:  Lets learn how to Propagate Lavender!
See ya then,
Heather :)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Week 8 A Talk from Sharon

The month of May is almost over but for Lavender Fields Farm it's just the beginining for what seems to be a busy season.  
On Friday we welcomed "The Wharf Rats of Cambridge".  This small group of friends share a passion for sailing and live in the town of Cambridge, Maryland located on Marylands beautiful Eastern Shore.  After a recent visit to the Lavender Fields Farm store in the Easton Market Square one of the "Wharf Rats" decided to organize the group for a day trip and luncheon at The Lavender Farm. 

Sharon and the "Wharf Rats".  

Learning how to care for English Lavender. 

English Lavender--Hidcote the first to bloom!   
English Lavender growing next to the Cottage store.
We would like to thank the "Wharf Rats of Cambridge", it was wonderful having them visit us here at Lavender Fields Farm.  We hope to see them again soon!
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Week 7- Finally!

It hasn't been very easy tracking down the most famous guy at Lavender Fields Farm! Mickey is a huge draw, the ladies love 'im and he loves the ladies. I've been trying for weeks to get a pic but Mickey's been dodging me, well... hide no more Mr. Mickey, I finally caught you.
Avoiding eye contact, oh please!
He's acting like he's upset with me?!?
Ok, I get it, maybe playing hard to get works with some of the ladies but I'll get you in a good more one of these days! 

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Week 6

A post or two ago I mentioned Mickey the cat, well... he has been very elusive.  Must be the time of year, I'm finding it very difficult to catch up/get in touch with alot of people (and cats).  He can't hide forever, sooner or later I will post his pic.

Mickey aside, things are banging along here at Lavender Fields Farm.  Sharon has just about finished repotting all of the lavender cuttings that were taken in the fall, 5000 little baby lavender plants I'd say thats alot.  Job well done!
We have a few weeks until the English Lavender starts to bloom but there is still plenty to see here at Lavender Fields Farm.  As I mentioned last week the iris beds are all a-bloom.  The irises are so lovely, here at the farm there are three different iris beds each with a variety of colors.  
Irises and in the back left is the Dahlia bed, oh my, just wait 'til that starts blooming!!!

Irises aren't they wonderful?!