Thursday, January 16, 2020

Rose Parade 2020

What do Lavender Growers do when the lavender is asleepy in the field?  They decorate floats for the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.

The 2020 theme was "The Power of Hope". This was our third year working with AES covered with glue and flowers in decorating China Airlines, Pasadena 2020 Womens Rights (Won Best of Theme) and Honda.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Lavender Update:

Farming is never easy at the best of times. Our plants should be green and growing now but after an unusually wet fall and winter and now a wet spring, many of our plants appear damaged.  Lavender thrives in a well-drained soil, but when precipitation becomes inordinate plants suffer.  We have heard from many gardeners and other lavender farmers across Canada and the U.S. that are also experiencing the same loss after this winter’s polar vortex. Our reaction plan, the angustifolia we are pruning back and a large number of the lavandins will need removal and replacement.  This will be a year to propagate cuttings from the less damaged plants and plan for the future.
Over the 18 years that we have welcomed people to our farm (our home) it has always been our goal to offer the best of what we do. We will not be capable of representing ourselves at those standards in 2019.  
 We will truly miss our contact with our loyal customer base and new visitor friendships not yet cultivated. Our decision not to be open this year was not an easy one to make.
Thank you for your support and understanding💜

Based on previous arrangements we will be participating in the Skaneateles Garden Club “Art, Music and Garden Tour” on July 28th and 29th 10 – 4pm. 
Stroll through six unique, colorful gardens in beautiful Skaneateles, NY while enjoying artists creating and musicians playing. A luncheon will be available on Friday (only) at the Skaneateles Country Club. Pre-sale tickets will be available from May 1 to June 25 for $23.00. After that date tickets will be $25.00. Tickets the day of the event are $25.00. Tickets for tour and lunch are $53.00. Tickets will be available on May 1 at CNYTIX.COM. They will also be available at The Skaneateles Chamber of Commerce June 28/29 at the Presbyterian Church, 97 E. Genesee St. Skaneateles. A detailed program brochure will be given at the beginning of the tour. Gardens can be visited in any order, but only visited one time. 

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Interested in starting your own Lavender Farm?

We are always asked how to start a Lavender Farm from visitors at our farm.  Well here is a great opportunity to learn how to grow and manage a lavender farm.

A collaboration of lavender growers, Michigan State University, Kansas State University with funding from the USDA's North Central Regional Center for Rural Development is sponsoring a Curriculum for Growers. This webinar will provide an in-depth overview of a new self-paced online course for lavender growers. The webinar starts Monday, February 4 at 10:00.  Check It out !

We were honored to be involved in the develop of this curriculum.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Lockwood Lavender Farm, Skaneateles, New York

We've come a long way in the 18 years of growing lavender. This 5 generation farm has been through some highs and lows in keeping it sustainable. We will be celebrating 165 years next year. We appreciate everything this land offers. Please enjoy this video by Skaneateles Aerial Drone Photography.

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