Today I would like to first remember and honor all those who have served and gave their lives in service for our country. These are the real heroes and we definitely give thanks and honor their memory. Memorial Day is so much more than cook outs and fun times, but a solemn day to remember and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Farm News and Updates
We are working hard at the farm. We will have planted replacement plants for any lavender plants in the field that didn't survive the winter or were decimated last summer by the bunnies. We have the tractor scheduled to come tomorrow on Memorial Day. We will get the rest of lavender field tilled so we can plant the couple of trays of Hidcote and Phenomenal we have. We also are having a field tilled for fresh cuts - zinnas and sunflowers, and a section tilled for a wildflower meadow. I was also very pleased to see the Purple Boomerrang lilacs bushes we planted last year are blooming beautifully already this year! We plan to start harvesting lilacs as well to make potpourri and lilac jelly.
We had rive rock dumped this past week. This is going to serve as mulch for the entire lavender field. It will be a lot of work, but we be spreading it over time this summer on top of the lavender field weed barrier. The rocks serve a couple of purposes. First, it looks aesthetically pleasing. Second, it helps keep the weed barrier intact and from being pulled up or blown away in high winds. Lastly, it helps with sunlight reflection and drainage. Lavender likes dry and warm conditions.
Market News & Updates
Our products will begin to be carried in the Vintage Market Home on June 1, 2018! We are really excited about becoming a vendor with them. The Vintage Market Home is located at 110 Sycamore Street in Wyandotte, Mi. They are right next to Stroh's ice cream in downtown Wyandotte.
The Vintage Market is an upscale flea market style shopping experience. They have pop-up markets in Monroe (at the country fairgrounds) and in Wyandotte and other locations. The Vintage Market Home is their new brick and mortar store in downtown Wyandotte. Their boutique features vintage, furniture, home decor, clothing, jewelry, upscale handmade, unique gifts, and more!
Lavender Rose Farms LLC will be providing our various floral designs/bouquets, English and Grosso lavender bundles (wrapped), hand-painted lavender mason jars, wreaths, and sachets. Later in the season fresh cuts will be available as well. Again, look for our products on June 1st at the Vintage Market Home! As always, a full line of our products are available at our store on www.lavenderrosefarms.com.
We also have a fall market coming up with Chic and Unique Vintage and Handmade Market in Brownstown on September 22, 2018. This is at the Events Center on King Road. Please see our Events page for full details. Our table will be inside the Events Center building. We will bring a full line of our products and floral designs with us for you to see in person!
I hope everyone has a lovely and happy Memorial Day weekend.