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?

Burgeoning Lavender

We have had some unexpected early growth and there will be a small harvest of a limited supply of English and French bundles.  Please contact me (at gardengirl.perry@gmail.com or (303) 514-6504) if you are interested in purchasing a bundle locally.

The lavender plants have been in the ground 40 plus days and are flourishing.

Dirt (technically it is well amended soil), water, sunshine, lots of TLC and the growth rate is surprising.  It is recommended that the spikes be removed the first year of planting in order to push the energy toward root development, but the plants are so hardy and full of energy they just keep sending up spikes. Knowing that pruning lavender is essential to its survival I try to keep up with the removal of the spikes, but oh how I long to just let them grow. I have cut back the spikes 4 separate times, but now have decided to give the plants the freedom they desire and just let them grow!  

I try to tell myself cutting the spikes will be worth it. But will it??  I am anxious to see the results of this research project about keeping the spikes unpruned being done in Palisade, CO.

The pictures below show the growth difference between day 1 and day 41.

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Various lavender varieties in 3.5 inch pots the day of planting, June 1, 2013
Buena Vista 41 days after planting.
Buena Vista (L. Angustifolia-English Lavender) 41 days after planting, August 11, 2013. Buena Vista is a good for culinary use as well as fragrant long lasting dried bouquets.

Here are a few other pictures of flowers from our gardens near the lavender patch.

Purple Bee Balm (Monarda)
Purple Bee Balm (Monarda)
morning glories
Morning Glories
Sunflower
Sunflower
Butterfly attracted to the Butterfly bush
Butterfly attracted to the Butterfly bush
gardeners never sit still
Cosmos growing through a chair, proof gardeners never sit still.

Our Progress in Pictures

After two years of research, study, hard work, and extremely beneficial help from our family, we are finally achieving the goals of our dreams.

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We started preparing the property for the lavender plot in April 2013 by adding a water line. We had to remove a section of the driveway to get the water line to the other side of the property.

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After preparing the property, we ordered 260 certified organic lavender plants from Sage Creations in Palisade, Colorado.

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After we had the plants, we had to shape the plot to prepare it for planting.

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Afterwards, we placed a black mat over the plot to stop weeds from growing and choking out the lavender plants.

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After the weed barrier was down, the plot was finally ready to be planted.

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After three laborious months, we now have all the lavender in the ground, irrigated and ready to grow.

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Within the year, we will have bundles of many varieties of lavender and a considerable assortment of lavender products for you to peruse and purchase. We hope you will be able to visit Heritage Lavender soon!