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Drying Lavender

Drying Lavender

Lavender Drying Tips By: Korshye Long  Director of Agricultural Operations at Lavender Hill Farm How do I dry my lavender? It is best to spread the lavender sprigs out on an old window screen which will ensure proper drying. Make sure the screen is propped up and air flow is able to get above and… View more

Harvesting Lavender

Harvesting Lavender

Lavender Harvesting Tips By: Korshye Long  Director of Agricultural Operations at Lavender Hill Farm  When do I harvest my lavender? Harvest the stems when about 40-50% or more of the plant contains buds that have flowered. The key to harvesting at the right time is when you hear lots of busy bees pollinating the open… View more

Lavender Pruning

Lavender Pruning

Lavender Pruning Tips By: Korshye Long  Director of Agricultural Operations at Lavender Hill Farm How do I prune my lavender? If you decide to harvest your lavender, wait 2-3 weeks after harvesting the stems to prune your plant.  Using a pair of sharp scissors will work unless you have an actual hedge trimmer. The key… View more

Planting Lavender

Planting Lavender

Lavender Planting Tips By: Korshye Long  Director of Agricultural Operations at Lavender Hill Farm Can I grow my lavender in a pot? You can – but you need a relatively large pot and it is not advised to keep lavender contained. Lavender roots are very similar to tree roots – they grow out horizontally and… View more

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is almost here! Whether you are a mom for the first time this year, celebrating your mother or spending time with your children, Mother’s Day is always full of family fun. It’s a great time to pause and say thank you to those who raised us; we all have a lot to thank… View more

Winter on the Farm

Winter on the Farm

The first days of 2017 are upon us! Snow and cold blanket Lavender Hill Farm, and our plants have settled in for their much needed winter rest. Hard to believe our first year as new owners is coming to a close. LHF is well prepared for winter. All of the plants have been trimmed in… View more

Our Abundant Harvest

Our Abundant Harvest

Our first harvest was remarkable! Our lavender plants loved the very hot, dry summer that Northern Michigan experienced. Earlier than usual, our plants were in glorious ripe bloom and we got to work hand harvesting our plots. The first to be ready was a culinary cultivar “Melissa”. This pale pink almost white lavender which is… View more

In Full Bloom

In Full Bloom

Photography by Bill and Winnie Johnston  Quiet Shutter Photography Nature has a way of surprising us consistently, this July is no exception. We had expected some of our earlier blooming lavender like Violet Intrigue, Munstead, and Hidcote to be ready for harvesting around the middle of the month. Our Violet Intrigue from our Bernice field was… View more