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It’s Bloomn’ Time

It’s About Bloomn’ Time…..

at Heritage Lavender


You’re invited to visit our little patch of purple on 
July 1 & 2 10am – 4pm 

With the peak performance of color in our field of nearly 600 plants, we will soon start harvesting. Before we begin, 
celebrate “Bloomn’ Time” with us and enjoy nature’s gifts of beauty and aroma as the summer breezes carry fragrances across our small market garden.

 You are welcome to visit our flower and herb gardens and enjoy our many varieties of lavender, remember your camera!

Greenhouse plants and specialty containers will be on clearance and our products will be available for purchase.

Bee’s are abuzz telling us it’s time to harvest.

 Did you know last week was National Pollinator Week?

Plant Sale at Heritage Lavender

Heritage Lavender Plant Sale

We’re having a plant sale and we’re so excited we wet our plants!
Visit our greenhouse at 4809 Foothills Drive on Saturday May 28th 9am – 4pm. We will have lavender plants, hanging baskets, specialty planters, flowers, herbs, tomatoes and $1 annuals.

We will have eight varieties of lavender for sale, these are our best performers.

Unique hanging baskets of pansies, petunia and cabbage. Does best in shade/part sun.

Colorful arrangements of flowers in antique enamel containers, no two containers are alike!

This month we released 1500 lady bugs as part of our organic pest management practice.  We also have our very own “Charlotte”, she hasn’t written any messages to us yet, but she does a great job building multi level webs to trap thirps and flying insects.

Here’s where we will be this summer:

Berthoud Outdoor Quilt Show, Fickle Park
Saturday June 18th
Loveland Farmers Market, Fairgrounds Park
Sundays
June 26, July 10 & 31, August 14 & 28
Denver Botanical Gardens, Chatfield Farm
July 16th
Tagawa Gardens
July 23rd
Berthoud Farmers Market, Fickle Park
July 30, Aug.13 & 27, Sept. 10
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Our mailing address is:
4809 Foothills Drive, Berthoud, CO  80513
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Spring, Sprang, Sprung!

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 The first bee & dandelion of spring
Spring, the season after winter and before summer. Spring has sprung with some strange weather patterns recently and we are itching to get outside and prep the gardens for an exciting 2016 season. This past fall and winter we put the finishing touches on the greenhouse, now we are growing lavender plants, flowers, unique planters and tomatoes for our upcoming plant sale on
Saturday May 28th 9am-4pm.
We will keep you posted with announcements and information at heritagelavender.com and our Facebook page.

We enjoyed nice fall weather while we put the finishing touches on the greenhouse.

We wouldn’t have been able to accomplish the covering without help from family, hard work and tall ladders!

Little lavender plants all in a row,ready to grow!
Our 2016 Farmers Market Schedule will be posted soon, along with a few fun activities!

This photo captures our happiness as we finished the task. A big thanks to my Uncle for lending us his bucket truck to get the job done!
Stay tuned, we will announce the peak lavender bloom’n time late June
Visit our booth on May 7th at the People’s Market in Loveland, CO or purchase our products at any of the following stores:
Cheese Importers
Magic Fairy Candles
Indigo Sky Trading
Berthoud Feed & Farm
Wishful Living
The Ranchers Wife
or call 303-514-6504 to place an order
Copyright © 2016 |Heritage Lavender, LLC All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
4809 Foothills Drive
Berthoud, CO  80513

Cherry Lavender Muffins

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Cherry Lavender Muffins

Blend together in a large bowl:
2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of sugar
3 teaspoons of baking powder
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of chopped pie cherries
1 teaspoon finely ground culinary lavender. In glass bowl beat 1 cup of milk, 1/4 cup of oil, 1 egg, 1 teaspoon of almond flavoring. Slowly blend into dry ingredients, stir well. Grease muffin tin, bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.Serve warm with butter & honey. Delicious with a cup of lavender Earl Grey tea. 

Our First Market Garden Tour

We had the great pleasure to show our market garden to the Hoe and Hope Garden Club (a gardening club since 1964) and serve the members tea and scones during a short presentation on how to make a lavender oatmeal soak.

If you are interested in scheduling a market garden tour, please email us at heritagelavender@gmail.com or call us at (303) 514-6504. We can accommodate groups up to 20 people in size!

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Happy Earth Day!

Today is Earth Day, a fantastic and wonderful holiday that goes hand-in-hand with springtime. Here at Heritage Lavender we have some saplings that we received for donating to the Arbor Day Foundation. Did you know that one tree generates enough oxygen for two people? We’re very excited to find new homes for our twelve new trees!

Saplings from Arbor Day and Rubatos from Friend

We have also freshly broken the ground for our second patch of lavender. This, coupled with the Greenhouse that we have laid the foundation for, will make for quite the busy summer. Our number of lavender plants will roughly double with this new patch. We have seeded some grass between the two fields for a nice place to enjoy some lavender tea and fragrances right off the plant.
Soil Prepped for New Plot

Our existing lavender has started to wake up out of its winter dormancy, with new growth already coming in. Soon our lavender fields will have a nice blueish-purple hue to them as the lavender begins to flower. We can accommodate any visitors if you would like to see them in bloom!
Lavender out of Dormancy

Our strawberries in our kitchen garden are also beginning to bloom, along with our perennial herbs.Strawberries in Bloom

And lastly, here is a fantastic fact-sheet from the CSU Extension about growing Lavender in Colorado: http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/garden/07245.html