Category: For the Love of Lavender

Culinary Lavender: What is culinary lavender?

Can you eat lavender? One of the most common questions we hear from customers is, “Wait – you can eat lavender?” The answer is a resounding yes! We’ve seen a dramatic increase over the last few years in customers buying culinary lavender, and have noticed lavender showing up in recipes, cocktail menus, and even specialty […]

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Lavender Lemon Scones Recipe

We got a craving for lavender lemon scones a few months ago, and began trying out scone recipes to find the perfect one. When we hit on this one, the scones lasted barely long enough for me to take the above photo. (There’s only two of us. No, we didn’t share.) We’ve made them a […]

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Lavender Chocolate Fudge Recipe

From cookies to cocktails, lavender is making a comeback in modern kitchens! Wait – You can eat lavender? One of the most common exclamations we hear at the farm and farmer’s market when people see our culinary lavender is “You can eat lavender?” The next (obvious) question is “What recipes is it good in?” Lavender […]

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Lavender Care: Fall Pruning

Fall is in the air, and for lavender farmers, that means one thing: time to prune! You may be asking yourself, “Do I need to prune my lavender?” The answer is, unequivocally, yes. Read on for tips and tricks of the trade! Why should I prune my lavender? Lavender needs to be pruned back every […]

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Lavender Care: How to tell if your lavender survived the winter

It’s the time of year when we all start thinking of our gardens and yards: what we’re going to plant, what we want to change, and what we need to fix. At the farm, that includes making plans for clearing out any dead plants and preparing the space for new plants, if we need to. […]

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Lavender Quarantine: Report from the Fields

It’s your friendly family Lavendaughter here, just wanting to check in with everyone since the world went silent last month, and we hunkered down in the lavender to quarantine. How are you? Are you holding up? Are you washing your hands and staying at home? Are you desperate to get outside and stroll in the […]

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Lavender Care: When and where to plant?

Whether you just bought some starts from your local nursery, or you tried your hand at propagating (read: parts one, two, and three of our Lavender Propagation blog series) you have new lavender starts that you’re ready to plant! Before you dig your first hole, read on for some tips and considerations to ensure your […]

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Lavender Propagation (Part 3): Care and Transplanting

One of my most favorite successes as a lavender farmer last year was the propagation of 500 lavender starts to plant in our new field. In Part 1 of our propagation blog series we looked at what propagation is, and why you may want to propagate your lavender. In Part 2, I discussed when and […]

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Lavender Propagation (Part 2): Cuttings

One of my most favorite successes as a lavender farmer last year was the propagation of 500 lavender starts to plant in our new field. In Part 1 of our propagation blog series we looked at what propagation is, and why you may want to propagate your lavender. Now it’s time to get ready for […]

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Lavender Propagation (Part 1): What is it and why would I want to do it?

One of my most favorite successes as a lavender farmer last year was the propagation of 500 lavender starts to plant in our new field. I took photos throughout the process to share with you, but wanted to wait until this spring to walk you through it because now is when you should start thinking […]

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Lavender Care: Growing Lavender in Cold Climates

Sequim is the Lavender Capital of North America because of its ideal lavender climate, so we don’t often have to deal with harsh growing conditions of any kind. However, due to the polar vortex turning the Midwest into a popsicle right now, we thought it would be a great time to do a quick blog […]

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Barn Preservation Project

It’s been too long since I’ve blogged, dear readers, and I humbly apologize. 2018 has been a whirlwind of a year for us here at Lavender Connection farm. In March, my husband and I relocated out to Sequim from Seattle (temporarily) to live on the farm and help out Farmer Rick and Susan the Purpled […]

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Lavandula Angustifolia vs. Intermedia

One of the unique things about Lavender Connection farm is the number of different lavender varieties we have (40 at last count!) Not only does this make an exquisite background for photos, most of the varieties are available to customers for U-Cut bouquets – and we aren’t too humble to boast that our beautiful bouquets […]

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Lavender Care: Spring Pruning

It’s springtime, and you just now realized that you forgot to prune your lavender back last fall. You may be wondering: Is it too late? The answer, you’ll be relieved to know, is no! Read on for tips on springtime lavender pruning. If you have lavender plants that were not pruned back last fall, and […]

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For the Love of Lavender | Our new blog!

Introducing the Lavender Connection’s new blog! “For the Love of Lavender” featuring Farmer Rick & his Lavendaughters. Please look for expert advice for beginners to enthusiasts – from planting, growing, harvesting, and pruning, to uses, products, and lavender recipes – as well as a fun, unique look into the the world of a lavender farming […]

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