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2019 Workshops & Events

Planting Techniques for Growing Lavender Successfully in Colorado

Heritage Lavender, 4809 Foothills Drive, Berthoud, CO 80513

 Saturday, May 4th 2:00 to 4:30 pm

   or                                                                   

 Thursday, May 30th 2pm – 4:30pm

This workshop discusses how to successfully grow and care for healthy lavender in Colorado soil. We will review plant selection, soil preparation, plant requirements, and planting techniques, pruning, harvesting, and winter preparation. The session will also include a tour of our field and greenhouse. Each attendee will receive a free lavender plant (available after May 19th), and their own bag of specially formulated soil for healthy lavender growth in Northern Colorado’s heavy clay soil.

Goals:

    • Discuss cold hardy species and varieties 
    • Identify a healthy lavender plant 
    • Identify lavender’s requirements & how to meet them
    • Understand soil preparation for healthy root establishment
    • Learn proper planting techniques for years of enjoyment in your landscape
    • Determine how to prune and harvest lavender and prepare it for winter

*To provide personalized attention, this class is limited to 10 participants

Class fee is $40 per person

Click a date above to register, or visit our shop here, scroll down to events, choose a date, the link will take you to registration and secure square payment checkout. 

Bee balm & lav

Our 2017 season is winding down and we have begun filling the drying shed with lavender and herbs. We are now open by appointment only, you are welcome to call 303-514-6504.    Thank you to everyone who came out to visit the greenhouse and gardens, purchase our products and share our love of lavender.  We will busy ourselves with more weeding, cutting other flowers & herbs, distillation, product making and ideas for next season.

Spring in Colorado ~ Tuesday Mow the Grass, Wednesday Shovel Snow!

gh snow peaksLast week a late spring storm brought rain and snow creating our own snowy range on the North side of the greenhouse. Thankfully, we were fortunate to escape tree damage AND the 36 inches that accumulated just 30 miles west of us.

We will be kicking off our growing season with a plant sale this Friday and Saturday, May 26th & 27th, so stop on by if you need replacement plants or a new lavender plant for that spot in your yard that gets full sun.

gh plants 5.14.17

Our greenhouse is only 20 feet wide and 32 feet long, but we have it filled to the brim with plants of all sorts.  To fill some of my boring winter days I played around with propagation techniques, seeds and plugs from wholesale growers creating a mish-mash of plant offerings. The lavender varieties offered this year are Lavendula angustifolias (English varieties) of Munstead, Hidcote, Folgate, Buena Vista, Ellagance Purple & White.  The less hardy lavandin, Provence and Grosso do well as annuals, in a pot or overwintered protecting the plant  like you would a rose bush .   In addition we will also have tomato plants, hanging baskets, succulents, geranium, daisies, verbena, Ipomoea. Of course we will have $1 annual plants in 2 inch pots, perfect for filling pots or spots in the flower beds.  The herb line up is Rosemary, Tarragon, Thyme, Sage, Basil, and mint. We have lots of Pineapple sage and some yummy Strawberry Mint, both are great to muddle with a little sugar and add to your favorite drink or sparkling water.

The lavender plants in the gardens have had their spring hair cuts and are beginning to green up.  We anticipate the bloom time to be early to mid July.  This year  we will be open to visitors 10am-4pm, Thursdays, Fridays and most Saturdays in June and July, closing after harvest is complete in late July.  Watch our website event page and Facebook for announcements regarding the summer markets we will attend.

Make sure you take time out for a little “you” time and a relaxing deep breath of lavender. We look forward to seeing you this summer!