Glendarragh Lavender Blog

The bloom has begun!

Thursday, June 23, 2016
We are seeing electric blues and deep purples forming on the English lavender varieties and we are open for visitors to the farm at 151 Searsmont Road, Appleton, 10-3 daily until July 17. Please, no dogs on the grounds -- the chickens would protest!

Greener By the Minute and Farm Days

Sunday, June 05, 2016

We grow greener by the day and soon the lavender buds will form. We're preparing for our farm days, so soon you can photograph and sniff and picnic by the blooms. We can give you ample advice and demonstrations so you can grow the varieties we enjoy at Glendarragh. We will host open farm days June 18 - July 17, 10 to 3, daily. The blooms will begin to set in late June and color arrives in July. Please refrain from bringing dogs, which aggravate the chickens and can be problematic in the fields. See you soon.

Open Farm Days

Friday, June 26, 2015

The English lavenders are beginning to flush with color and the French is reaching full height, sans color. Visit the farm at 151 Searsmont Road, Appleton Saturday, June 27, July 4 or July 11 to see the blooms, learn more about lavender and sample our all-natural lotions, balms, candles and more. Plants for gardeners are in limited supply. Open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., scheduled Saturdays only, at the lavender farm. 

Emerging from Dormancy

Friday, May 08, 2015
Well, let's just say we're happy winter is behind us!
The lavender has been uncovered and is beginning to emerge from dormancy. Each sunny day brings a greener hue and by Memorial Day we should see the last of the gray foliage.
What should you be doing for your plants? Remove any leaf litter from the plant base, check for and remove any branches that snap to the touch, and wait! The lavender is waking up and will be blooming by July. Won't we all be happy for that day!

A Glendarragh Misty Morning

Sunday, July 27, 2014
The harvest is in, the monarda (bee balm) is blooming and the hummingbirds are busy. It's time for me to give some attention to the perennial beds again, but for now I'm content to sit down, coffee in hand, and enjoy the work of our hands over the past seven years. What a short, sweet-smelling trip it's been.