My Garden Scoop

Spring Newsletter

Spring makes its own statement, so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments, not the composer ~ Goffrey B. Charlesworth

Happy First Day of Spring!

Happy Spring from Heritage Lavender! We are busy in the greenhouse growing up little lavender babies for our plant sale in May. Watch our website and Facebook pages for dates and times.

We will enjoy the first day of spring by working outside cleaning up and prepping our flower beds so they will be ready for seeds in late April. We will patiently wait for higher soil temperatures and prime conditions for proper germination. I learned this the hard way one year as I watched the spring rains wash away my expensive organic seeds. That’ll make a gardener cry!

I enjoyed reading this informative article about Spring Equinox from Farmers Almanac , it includes a link to watch a live telescope show today at 4:30EDT. I’ll be watching spring unfold, will you?

February winds blew March in like a lamb with beautiful weather to wet a gardeners appetite. Will it leave like a lion?  This time of year we’re all excited  to get out and play in the dirt, be careful, don’t remove too much protective mulch. Colorado can bring us some heavy wet snow in April. Read more about early spring trickery here from Proven Winners. 

Outside the greenhouse in January ’twas cold & wintery, today it’s warm & sunny, March always brings suprises!
Inside the greenhouse ’tis warm and toasty with a few blooms beginning to appear. This tiny columbine bloom tells us spring is here.

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
Copyright © 2016 Heritage Lavender, LLC, All rights reserved.
Our mailing address is:
4809 Foothills Drive, Berthoud, CO  80513
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Spring, Sprang, Sprung!

 Primrose

 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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