Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ogden Valley Women's Event

On Aug. 28th Lavender Hill will be at the 25th Street Farmers Market in the Morning and I will be teaching a WAND CLASS in the evening at 6:00 pm. 
This class is one of the seminars for the 
Ogden Valley Women's Event. 
The class will be held at Dottie Beck's Gift Store: 5522 East 2200 North, Eden, Utah.

All proceeds from my WAND CLASS are going to benefit one of our own local residents,
Monica Fuit. If you would like to register for this class you can go HERE. There will be something for everybody on this day.  Other activities include a bike ride, nature walk and yoga classes. 


Sunday, July 25, 2010

Bloomin' at Willard Bay Gardens.

If you are looking for a variety of lavender that we don't have, Barney and Della will have it.  And if you stop by our booth on your way out there, I have a "10% off" coupon to use on your perennial purchase.  If you go this week you will see all of Barney's lavender is in full bloom.


LYLE DABB is famous in Utah for his wreaths. He is going to use his magic touch on our lavender and make our wreaths this year. If you like what you see, you better get a wreath in the next year or so (he says he wants to retire). Aren’t they Beautiful?


A few of our attendants called in sick, but we still had fun. These ladies did great. We sat under the canopy by the waterfall and it was said more than once, “ I could sit here all day and do this, it is so relaxing”. Our crafting table was covered with ribbon, lavender, cheese, lavender lemon cookies and lavender lemonade. We all took a stroll around the garden and my mom answered questions about the garden. I had to leave at noon to rush down to Family Fresh Foods to bake cookies. I wish I could have stayed up there all day and just made wands with the babbling waterfall in the background, BUT we can’t have a Farmer’s Market with out Lavender Lemon Cookies!

 We may do another class this fall. If you have a group of friends and would like to schedule a private class please email or call (801-745-2744).

Blossom Pictures

A couple of shots of spikes in full bloom. The lavender in my box is a little far gone. You can tell this because the florets have turned brown. I like to make my wands out of lavender like this. It makes the wand head fuller.


"No Pictures Please", so she says….My Mom does not like to get her picture taken. Can you tell?
I did get one shot.

When I say 3’ x 3’ - I mean it

This is our Grandma Lavender that we take cuttings off of each spring. When we sell our Lavender Babies, I make sure to tell people that this variety is a BIG one.

Our View @ 25th street.

The view from our booth is Yummy. There is fresh fruit and veggies tempting us all day long. My sister Carrie was able to help in the booth again. Some may say that working with family is a bad idea, but for us it has worked out very well. We sold our wreaths this week too.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wand Class -THIS FRIDAY- July 23, 2010

If you want to learn how to make a Lavender Wand, come out this Friday and learn how. I will be doing a short demo at 10:00am and the class will start at 10:30am. The cost of the class is $10.00. After the class there will be refreshments and a chance for you to walk around the garden. If you can't make it on Friday, watch the calendar and we may do an evening class later this summer. If you have a group of friends and you all would like to come out on another day, just let me know and we will schedule a private wand class just for you.
 Click HERE for a map to Lavender Hill. See you there! 
Please call 801-745-2744 if you get lost.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ogden 25th Street - Opening Day!

Opening Day at the Ogden 25th Street Farmers Market was the kick off for Pioneer Days week. If you go to this link PIONEER DAYS, you can see all of the events.  I liked the cowboy show at the park where they had the shoot out and the cowboy put the maiden over his saddle and rode away.  I had to get a picture of the maiden in purple by our booth.
If my boys had been there they would have LOVED the tractor show.  Here are all of the tractor owners relaxing in the shade.
It was great how the residents came out to support the market.  The music was great as always.  One of the bands included "Jessie" from Toy Story 2.  She was the voice for all of Jessie's yodels in the song, "Jessie the yodeling cowgirl".  How cool is that? 
At 8:00am there was a line of people waiting to have some of this year's Lavender Lemonade.  One loyal fan said, "I have been waiting all winter for today!".
We have NEW products this year that we didn't have last year. Soap, lip moisturizer, teas, cooking herbs and eye pillows. 
You can always see where we are, even if the crowd is thick. 

Pictures around the yard

This spring has been long and unusual. In Eden we are a month behind Ogden when it comes to when things are blooming. While the lavender in Ogden is in full bloom our little blossoms are still sleeping.

 However, the English varieties are the first to bloom for us. Did you know there are white varieties of Lavender?
My Dad has been hard at work this spring too. He has put in rock steps all over the property to make it easier to stroll around the garden, Poppy's shed is now done. And here is a sneak peek to his latest project that is about done.

Though it has been an odd spring, summer is here. It was 100 degrees yesterday. The Lavender are still adjusting to the weather switch. This little white one is telling me that he wants some water. When their sprigs are dropping, that is a good sign that they need a drink. My Dad fixed the drip line (it was clogged) and he gave it a drink. A half hour later all of the sprigs were straight and happy.