Lavender Wind Dance

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Jul 072015
 

Getting ready to open for the season is quite a job. One of our staff members who works on the farm and gets to see the activity and the bird life up close decided to make a video.

Enjoy it!

Lavenderwind Dance from Elisabetta Bastai on Vimeo.

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Hidcote Pink

Hidcote Pink

Hidcote Pink has been available since 1958. It is an average sized lavender with pale pink flowers. In the picture above it is next to rows of Lavendula Angustifolia “Folgate”. Together they make each other pop. Hidcote Pink is a lovely lavender for contrasting with other, purple, lavenders. But, even on its own in a garden [read more…]

Folgate is Blooming

Folgate is Blooming

  Lavandula Angustifolia “Folgate” is the official name of this beauty. Out of 39 species of lavender and over 400 varieties within those species we grow 14 of the commercially on the farm. We have more in our demonstration garden. This variety (Folgate) produces bushes that are quite large for this species: We have just [read more…]

Pesto Rollups

Pesto Rollups

On the farm we grow garlic as well as lavender, so I needed an hors d’oeuvre for a party and wanted to use the garlic scapes (flower stalks) that are so tasty and have a beautiful color. These delightful bites of pesto with a crunch were a hit at the party last night. They are [read more…]

Good Morning

On a fabulously calm Sunday morning on June 7 the temptation to take pictures was overwhelming. So, Here are some pictures for you to enjoy.

Purple is coming!

Purple is coming!

Our earliest blooming lavender variety, Folgate, is almost blooming, but can be maddenly slow. Every June it’s the same… We think it will be blooming and it dawdles. Like a 3 year old on a walk.

Lavender Lemonade

Lavender Lemonade

Is there anything more refreshing and delightful you can think of? Imagine yourself holding a nice glass of lavender lemonade tinkling with frigid ice cubes on a warm day. You raise it and take a cool sip, the refreshing coolness going into your mouth and and on down while you lean back and sigh with [read more…]

Lavender Wind Festival - 2015

Lavender Wind Festival – 2015

Join us for our annual celebration of lavender and art at Lavender Wind Farm, located on Whidbey Island.  Stroll the gorgeous grounds and lavender labyrinth, browse the various booths showcasing local artisans, wander through the fragrant fields of lavender, and sit in the wine garden and enjoy live music.  Wine Garden benefits the Pacific NW [read more…]

Sunsets at the Farm

Sunsets at the Farm

The wind blows down the Strait of Juan de Fuca and hits Whidbey Island right where our farm lies. Aside from the lovely image of a gentle lavender breeze, we named it Lavender Wind due to the sometimes ferocious winds that come barreling onto the property. The good news is that the view to the west, [read more…]

New Patio Tea Room

New Patio Tea Room

What used to be a sun room with a leaky greenhouse structure has been transformed into a beautiful little room with sunshine and four tables. The french doors open to the brick patio in the back. In the colder months it is an intimate space with bright light, warm feelings, and great coffee, tea, and [read more…]