Lavender's blue, dilly, dilly Lavender's green When I am king, dilly, dilly You shall be queen: Who told you so, dilly, dilly Who told you so? 'Twas my own heart, dilly, dilly That told me so. Call up your men, dilly, dilly Set them to work Some to the plough, dilly, dilly Some to the fork Some to make hay, dilly, dilly Some to cut corn While you and I, dilly, dilly Keep ourselves warm. Lavender's green, dilly, dilly Lavender's blue If you love me, dilly, dilly I will love you Let the birds sing, dilly, dilly And the lambs play We shall be safe, dilly, dilly Out of harm's way I love to dance, dilly, dilly I love to sing When I am queen, dilly, dilly You'll be my king: Who told me so, dilly, dilly Who told me so? I told myself, dilly, dilly I told me so
I hope you enjoyed this classic poem published English broadside (before 1680). I love lavender. This plant has been a part of me for several years. In my younger years, before having moved to Three Forks, or even with the incline to have a flower farm, I wanted a Lavender Farm.
As I have been collecting and growing my lavender here on the farm, I have wanted to share my collection and find more cultivars to add to it. Recently, I had ordered some lavender from another lavender farm in BC. However, the restrictions surrounding covid changed my pick up date from last spring to....whenever I can go pick it up, or possibly have it shipped. But what I have been facing as I work on adding to my collection is the lack of different varieties that exist in Canada! Suprise suprise.
I have also had success growing some cultivars from seed, truly beautiful lavenders that I was unable to obtain any other way. I want to bring in all the lavenders I can grow in this zone. So Im putting this out into the universe to say, bring me the lavenders!!
Last summer I had planned on having a full on Lavender Harvest Celebration. Drinks and Dancing, lavender everything! I had lavender starts for everyone and the invitations were set to go out when....you know the rest of the story.
This year I have had to plan around any physical "celebrating" and am adding lavender plants and cuttings to the website instead. Boo that we cant celebrate Lavender and its many many magical properties together. But I hope that maybe we can do some fun online celebrations later in the year when the lavender gets bloomin.
Last years monsoon type weather all season brought down about 10 of my lavenders. Too much water, not enough sun. Lavender really doesn't like to have her feet wet. So Im anticipating a smaller harvest this year and will likely be making as much distillate as I can from this years smaller harvest.
These Lavender Nude hydrosols sold so fast last season. I had no idea folks would be so excited about Lavender in a spray. But truly this form of lavender is such a pure and beautiful way to capture the healing essence of this herb.
This year I will also be experimenting with Lavender as a dye plant. I have seen pink and blush extracted from this plant and am hopeful to get some sweetly fragrant cloth.
If you have lavender fever, head over to the "Lavender Page" for more info on the history of lavender and the cultivars we will be offering. My passion is to move closer to offering Lavender and Peony roots exclusively on the farm! The peony root page is coming, just an FYI!
My lavender baby orders should be arriving soon, but my new seedlings are keeping me pretty happy right now.
Cheers flower lovers,
until next time.