We've added one more membership since my last post. We now are members of the Herb Society of America.
We have a lot of plans in the researching stage this winter. One of which is a gated herb garden. This is my inspiration garden! We hope to place this between our barn and our lavender field. We definitely would like to gate it because of our high bunny population. We've been successful (finally) keeping them out of the lavender, but I think the gate will work better for future plots.
We are also working on a heath/heather garden. This one may take a bit of time to come to fruition as I am going to be heavily researching growing heather. Much of the heather growing in US is centered on either coast - mostly the Northeastern coast, but some in the Pacific Northwest. We are in the Great Lakes region and as I mentioned there is no chapter here so we are in the Northeastern Heather Society for membership. There has been some luck growing heather in SW Michigan according to Heather Society members. However, we are in SE Michigan near the Ohio border. So we are going with the flow in terms of finding plants (may require travel) and planning a garden. Heather is quite different than growing lavender. My interest in heather came from my grandmother who is from Scotland. I've always loved heather.
Our Etsy store is open and has new holiday gifts. Go to our store tab to check our new listings. We have put our in-person shows on hold. Right now we are keeping to online because we have so much going on behind the scenes and our Etsy orders are keeping me super busy right now.
We do hope to open the farm to the public by appointment only no later than summer 2019. However, we may do a few appointments next season depending how much our lavender has grown. Opportunity for photographers to come and shoot on our property will be available as well in 2018 or 2019. Please contact me to inquire on pricing of a sitting fee to use the property.
Will definitely keep you updated on the progress.