Articles from Various Writers and Contributors

Contact Us

Fertilizer by Bob Korver

Question everything I say and seek further information if what I present raises questions in your mind. In a study from the Egyptian Journal of Horticulture, optimal yields of aerial parts of lavender were observed following fertilization with urea at 88 lb./ acre. The best yields of essential oil were observed following application of ammonium chloride (N source) at 44 lb/ acre (ElSherbany et al. 1997) Fertilizing is talked about in Lavender: The Grower’s Guide, The Lavender Lover’s Handbook and Dr. Swift’s excellent article Soil Preparation for Lavender. 

read more

Growing Lavender by Mother Earth

I visited an organic lavender farm last summer. About a half-mile down the road I knew I was close, as I could smell the fragrance wafting through the air. The rolling hillside was full of stunning, silvery-green and purple lavender plants.

read more

Propagation

Lavender can be propagated by seed, layering or stem cuttings. We recommend using stem cuttings or layering because you can guarantee your new plants will not be a hybrid version caused by cross pollinating.

read more

Tips to Successful Lavender Growing

Sage Creations Organic Farm www.SageCreationsOrganicFarm.com 970‐623‐9556 TIP 1: Lavender needs full sun; a minimum of 6 to 8 hours. TIP 2: Lavender does not like “wet” feet, so give it a good soak and then let the plant go dry. If your soil is heavy and...

read more

Harvesting Demo

This is a second year Lavandula angustifolia ‘Royal Velvet’ plant located at the CSU Extension in Grand Junction, Colorado. It’s time to harvest the flowers as they have just begun to open.

read more

Pruning by: Laurie Conner

Those are hard words when you are afraid to cut too much or after watching all this growth happen in one summer to face knocking it all down.  But pruning is what you must do for your lavender plants to thrive and live longer.

read more

The Fundamentals of Growing Gorgeous Lavender

Lavender, an herb with many culinary uses, also makes a stunning addition to borders and perennial gardens, providing sweeping drifts of color from early summer into fall. With its silvery-green foliage, upright flower spikes and compact shrub-like form, lavender is ideal for creating informal hedges. You can also harvest it for fragrant floral arrangements, sachets, and potpourri.

read more

Growing Lavender with Susan Harrington

In a 40-foot labyrinth, Susan Harrington grows 150 lavender plants. Harvesting 5-6 bundles per plant or approximately 700 bundles each flowering season offers some pretty fragrant returns. Susan and her husband Jack own Labyrinth Hill Lavender in Washington state.

read more

What is Esters? by Janet Scavarda

There seems to be a lot of misconception about the effect altitude has on the ester content of lavender, and whether high altitude lavender is more desirable than lavenders grown at lower altitudes. It is not a simple answer, but I will try to provide the basic information about this issue.

read more

There’s a lot more than grapes and peaches growing here. Visitors can learn more about the unique purple plant that’s used in everything from perfume to homeopathy to culinary dishes during the Colorado Annual Lavender Festival in Palisade.

Lavender Festival 2018

Friday  June 29 Motor-coach tours
Saturday June 30 Festival in the Park 9am-4pm
Sunday July 1 Self-Guided Tours

Become a Vendor Today!

Vendor App
Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates about meetings, events and more from the Lavender Association.

You have Successfully Subscribed!