Our lavender farm has burst into lush green with all the new-growth of the lavender, and 100’s of extremely gorgeous wildflowers ๐Ÿ™‚ Sigh…such a Splash of brilliant colors!! One of my favorite wildflowers is the Papaver nudicaule,Pink Iceland Poppy…like giant umbrellas, dancing with the other flowers in the gentle breeze ๐Ÿ™‚

We share our garden with abundant wildlife, yellow Finch, Chickadees, Humming Birds, Monarch and Swallowtail Butterfly’s, and Lady Bugs to name a few. ย I love the sweet song of these birds as I meander through the wildflowers, sitting awhile on a bench to enjoy the song, and the serene beauty ย ๐Ÿ™‚

We invite you also, to come out and enjoy a picnic lunch, a stroll through the wildflowers, Upick a lavender bouquet, and if your an artist, bring out your Sketch Pad. One lady that visited this week, sat and capture the landscape and beautiful flowers on paper.ย 

Her husband enjoyed capturing a few shots with his camera. It was the most tranquil and calm morning, as they enjoyed the garden together… moments to just RELAX! I think sometimes in our busy lifestyles, we have forgotten how to relax. When I see our customers flop out in the grass on their backs, I know they remember how to relax!

Now that I’ve relaxed a bit, I better get back to work ๐Ÿ™‚

I planted 100 Giant Elegans California Zinnias in a raised bed, which I plan to transplant around the edges of our wildflower garden once they have grown about two inches. These will survive the hot summer months of July and August and be another brilliant Splash of color! I also planted several Gladiola bulbs in the front of the garden. These were my dear Grandmother’s favorite flowers, now they are my favorites as well ๐Ÿ™‚

I once read, “If I can’t garden, I wouldn’t be happy”, well that’s the way my husband and I feel! We don’t do any of this out of duty, we do it because we Love It! We love our beautiful Hood River Valley, with two snow covered mountains, and we love the country lifestyle we live, and our wonderful friends and family that surround us. It’s good therapy and it’s good for our Soul! I think that ย flowers are like sunshine to my soul, and they encourage “smiles”.

We love to generously share our lavender farm with you, and invite you out. U-picking lavender has already begun as you can see….. Two neighbor girls visited us, and were the first to U-pick a lavender bouquet for the season. Woohoo!!

Hope you can come visit! Come see, hear, smell and touch this fragrant beauty! A piece of heaven, as one of our customers said ๐Ÿ™‚

~Cheers to Lavander!