Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hurry up, here comes the first frost!

Everyone has been enjoying this wonderful  weather but sadly I (we) knew it was bound to get cool.  Cool weather means slower days at Lavender Fields Farm.  We closed out the month of October by announcing that store will be closed during the week but will remain opened on the weekends (10-4) thru Christmas.  I'm crossing my fingers that the first week or two of November is warm and rain free.    (I'd like to squeeze in a few more weeks of wearing shorts to work).
Here at Lavender Fields Farm we have been very busy closing things up, I've talked quite a bit about taking cuttings and moving plants into the greenhouse.  I'm happy to announce... all the cuttings have been taken and are now happily resting in the greenhouse.  Hurray!  (I will keep you up to date on their progress)
All the lavender plants in the fields have had a haircut (so to speak), remember, cut back by 1/3 now and in the spring your lavender will be healthier, longer lived and be more productive.  Aahh, a wave of purple in the spring, can't wait!!!
So here are a couple pics...
Carl cutting back the french lavender 
I was lucky enough to get a few pictures of these beautiful dahlias, within the week they succumbed to the first frost.

 Betty and Jo enjoying the sunshine and warm weather.

Well...I'd like to say that's a wrap but...   Now's time to move this operation inside!  

Hear from me soon,
F.Y.I.  I'm still around, so feel free to e-mail any questions or comments.