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 family
We have a confession: The Olson Family loves to talk, especially when it comes to lavender. This will not be news to anyone who has ever visited our farm in person. We love nothing more than the opportunity to wax poetic over lavandula, and convert customers into full lavender enthusiasts.
While Farmer Rick is the true encyclopedia – if you can wrest him away from his copper still, he’ll spend all afternoon walking the fields with you, answering questions, giving advice, and taking adorable pictures of you and your pets – the rest of the family has soaked up a wee bit of knowledge as well (mostly from listening to him.)
Over the years we have gotten used to fielding (ha! pun intended!) pretty much every lavender question under the sun from our customers, from “How do you get the oil out?” to “Is that really lavender? It’s white!” to “What type of soil is best to grow lavender in?”
And, since the Lavendaughters (Rebecca & K) develop and create our products with their mother, Susan the Purpled, we have acquired tips and recipes to share with our customers that you don’t normally get to hear. For example, “How Not to Put Lotion Into a Bottle” and “How to Rope Friends Into Helping You Wrap Soap.”
Thus, Lavendaughter Rebecca has *so* much time on her hands, that she decided it would be a great idea to start a blog to share our love of lavender with our customers, featuring tips for all things lavender!
We look forward to hearing from you. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions about specific posts, suggest ideas for things you’d like to know about, and share our tips/ideas on social media. The way we see it, the world could use a lot more lavender in it, and we’re delighted to do our small part. Onward lavender soldiers!