We've been full steam ahead with propagating, "our little guys", all 5000 of them will spend the next several weeks in their little starter pots before they're potted-up and moved into the greenhouse for the winter. It takes a few weeks of propagating in order to get the many varieties that we sell here at Lavender Fields. It's a long process but it's exciting to seem them slowly green up and take root!
If your thinking of doing some cuttings of your own, keep in mind that the best time to take a cutting is early in the morning when the plant is fresh and full of moisture. September is a great time for this because your lavender should be putting off some nice new (and green) growth and there is nothing liking the morning dew to wet (soak) the toes of your shoes!
With the start of September we were happy to welcome The Delaware Master Gardenders to Lavender Fields Farm. Mother Nature was very accommodating, the weather was per-fect-o! Marie Mayor planned a perfect evening.
Our visitors were directed to the Barn where owner Mary Ann Etu, a home economist had a lovely sampling of lavender inspired hors-d'oeuvres and beverages, (both lemonade and "adult beverages"). While in the Barn, visitors could view paintings done by the Delaware Shore Artist Group. The paintings are for sale and will be on exhibit throughout the month.
Shortly after, members shuffled off to visit with the "Dahlia Lady". Judy Knight, a member of the National Capital Area Dahlia Society, was on hand to discuss the more that 50 types of dahlias growing in the dahlia garden.
And... What a Wonderful start to September! Cool temps, the kids are back to school, the days are still long, and it's the perfect time to visit us at Lavender Fields Farm!
Hope to see you soon!