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Northwest Lavender Expo

Join us in Sequim, WA Our fall in person conference will be held October 6-8, 2023 in Sequim, Washington. Registration Deadline is Sept. 25. We look forward to seeing you there! These three days will be packed with high quality…

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Cultivating Lavender – Part II: Maintaining

by Michael Lemmers of RavenCroft In Part I of this article, we considered the essentials of planting Lavandula angustifolia cultivars in order to optimize conditions for their survival and healthy development. Once you’ve succeeded in establishing your lavender plants, you…

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Cultivating Lavender – Part I: Planting

by Michael Lemmers of RavenCroft So, you want grow lavender, but you don’t know much about it? No problem — let’s start with the basics. “Lavender” itself can be a confusing term as it is often used very loosely to…

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Lavender NW Member Spring Meeting

Save the Date – Saturday, April 15, 2023 Instead of all of us in one place, for this member meeting we will conduct sessions and farm tours in six different regions. Some benefits of these Regional Meetings are: Allowing members…

Meet the Farmer: Janna Ellings

  If you’ve ever been driving out in the country around Newberg, you might have run across Chehalam Flats Farm Market with its beautiful fields of lavender and cute red farm store. It’s such a nice surprise, and even nicer…

Meet the farmer: Marilyn Kosel

Original Publication: February (2018) edited to update time references to 2022. Marilyn Kosel might be considered the “godmother” of Oregon lavender. Not only is she the creative force behind Wayward Winds Lavender Farm in Newberg, but she also helped start…

When to Harvest Your Lavender

by Pam Baker, Little Lavender Farm When should I harvest my lavender? This is a question I often get asked, and it really depends on what you want to do with the lavender you are harvesting. If you are harvesting…

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Pruning Lavender: An Essential Step 

By Chris Mulder, Barn Owl Nursery In my experience, I have found that pruning lavender plants in the spring and summer, and lightly in September, helps them to look and grow better over a longer period of time. This has…

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Growing Lavender in Containers 

  by Chris Mulder, Barn Owl Nursery There are a number of lavender varieties that can be grown in containers and left outside all year without protection in the winter months in regions that have mild winters. In general, the…

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Organic Spittle Bug Treatments

  by Chris Mulder, Barn Owl Nursery In the late spring and early summer, around the same time as the lavender stems and flower spikes begin to form and grow tall, and when the lavender plants begin to show color,…