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Lavender Blooming at Sage Creations - Mixed Colors 

Every fall, we propagate thousands of organic lavender plants from cuttings. Learning how to propagate is a fun and important skill for a lavender grower to learn, so we wanted to share our process with you. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to propagate lavender from cuttings. Step One: Begin with a healthy plant…

How to harvest lavender at just the right time

As you know from our last blog post, lavender harvest is a special occasion. It comes once a year, and though it’s somewhat of a frantic time for us here at the farm, it’s certainly an occasion worth celebrating. So much goodness comes out of harvesting lavender. Enjoying beautiful sunrises, taking in sweet and uplifting…

Lavender harvest is a special time of year

Like many harvests, lavender harvest is a timely event. Not only does it revolve around the rhythm of lavender blooms, but it also depends on daylight, temperature and rain. Lavender harvest is a special time of year at the farm in that, as the weather starts to heat up, the pace picks up, too. There’s a buzz, and it’s…

Join our new Organic Plant CSA!

We want to make it as easy and sustainable as possible for gardeners at every experience-level to grow their own food. That’s why, this year, we’re offering something completely new: an Organic Plant CSA program. Garden along with the season with strong organic plant starts and seeds hand-selected to thrive in our high desert climate. Sounds…

Into the garden… 2017

Updated March 3, 2017 Every year, our gardens offer us a fresh canvas. We get to experiment and explore new varieties and plants, while nurturing our favorites! As you plan your garden this year, keep this post bookmarked, as we’ll continue to update it with new and up-to-date resources for planning, planting and enjoying your home…

Which lavender variety is right for your project?

From aroma to medicine, craft to culinary delicacy, lavender offers us many gifts. This versatile and lovable – not to mention drought-tolerant – herb has so many uses and characteristics, it’s no wonder we’re obsessed! Fall is a perfect time to take the first step toward planting a lavender patch of your own. Imagine, a dainty terrace…

Winefest Weekend

We are open all weekend, including Sunday. Help us celebrate Colorado Mountain Winefest Weekend in Palisade.  Here at the farm we will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday September 17th and 9:00 am  to 3:00 pm on Sunday, September 18th. We will have olive oil, heirloom tomato and jam tastings.  We will have some light…

Preserving the harvest: Our three favorite ways

It’s hard to believe that in just one week, we harvested more than 20,000 pounds of cherries. And we even left a few trees full for the birds! Such is farming – and gardening – after all. In the winter, we dream up our designs and flip through gardening catalogs, prepare our beds and tend to…

One of the first of the year to bloom, Folgate lavender is a coveted favorite. This English Lavender (L. angustafolia) variety grows neat and tidy on a fairly compact bush. Its flowers bloom a vibrant violet-blue that bees, butterflies and florists absolutely adore. Growing Folgate Arriving first in late spring, Folgate makes a second appearance…

Organic Cherries will be available soon.  We will be offering 1 lb, 8 lb, and 18 lb pack.  Certified Organic by CDA. 2016 Cherry Prices: $6.00/lb; $44/8 lb box; $90/18 lb box. Available as of June 17th. U-Pick Lavender Prices: $8/bundle or 3 for $21.00. We will provide basket and scissors.  Available as of June…

Organic Cherry Harvest Coming Soon!

Organic Cherries are close to being ready! We started picking this next week. We will be in full swing of harvesting cherries by June 16th.  We will be harvesting lavender as well. We are open Wednesday through Saturday. If you must get cherries before then we are open from 9 to 12:00 noon. U-Pick lavender begins…

Local Plant Starts for a Thriving Community

Buying local has its usual perks. Supporting local businesses makes for a thriving community. And yes, buying local is also good for the environment, generally requiring less energy and transportation of goods. But when it comes to plants, and your garden, buying local means something more. It means a better garden. Just as when you…

Colorado’s Grand Valley offers a unique climate for gardeners. While the spring teases plants with constant temperature changes, the summertime brings hot days and cool nights – the perfect recipe for stone fruits like cherries and peaches. And as there are many local orchards to find these delicious treats in a few months, you may…

Our Sunday Celebration during Lavender Festival Weekend Here is the line up for Sunday at the Farm! Free Admission 10:00am Craft Tent Opens – Learn how to make a colorful fresh lavender and flower swag(an upside down bouquet)-you will use an array of different color lavender and flowers grown on the farm. Times will be 10…

Harvesting Cherries

Finally, cherries are ready! We started picking this morning. After the rain and cool temperatures we thought they would never be ready for harvesting. Not only are we in full swing with harvesting cherries but we are harvesting lavender as well. We are open Wednesday through Saturday. If you must get cherries before then we…

New Farm Hours for the rest of the season!

Wednesday thru Saturday 9:00 to 4:00 pm. June – September.  Will be open Sundays during cherry harvest, Lavender Festival, Peach Festival and Wine Festival. Whenever possible we can a make appointments during non-scheduled hours.

Lavender Farm Grower 101 – Class scheduled!

Grower 101 class “Plant to Market”: MAY 22ND 8:30 AM TO 12:30 PM –  If you are thinking of starting a lavender farm or already have a farm consider this class.  You will learn how to prepare, plant, process and market lavender.  We will have three hours of course instruction and an hour of farm…

Time to Prune Lavender

Time to prune lavender plants! This is when we prune our plants, we are almost done with our 15,000 plants! We hedge back 1/3 of the plant or if the plants are small, we trim down to three leaf nodes above the wood. On large plants a hedge trimmer works great. For 1 to 2…

2015 Spring Annual Plant List

We are opening this Friday, April 24th.  Check out our plant list.  Much to choose from for your vegetable, herb and flower gardens.  GardenPlantAvailability

Lavender Plant list updated.

We are coming to close to opening our greenhouses to the public – April 24th!  I have updated my lavender plant list.  Take a peak.  LavenderPlantAvailability I am coming close to running out 2 1/2″ pots for wholesalers.  There are still some exciting cultivars left. Keep in touch.  I will be posting my annual vegetable, flower…

Lavender Plant list posted for 2015 Spring plantings

The new updated plant list for Spring 2015 is posted!  There are a few changes.  Custom orders are due by November 15th.  Do not forget discounts given to those who order by October 15th. Receive discount through November 15th when you become a member of the Lavender Association of Western Colorado – www.coloradolavender.org  Check out…

Poppies blooming

The fields of poppies on the farm have been spectacular this year. I believe it is attributed to all the moisture we had over the winter and spring. We use poppies between the rows of lavender to cut down on weeds and to feed the bees. This week we are beginning to knock them over…

Five for Five My top favorites

My Favorites! My Top Fives = Five for Five  These are my personnel favorites after use and application trials. Best Lavender for Crafts Folgate Miss Katherine Impress Purple Royal Velvet Wycoff Best Lavenders for Cooking Folgate Buena Vista Miss Katherine Royal Velvet Provence Best Lavender for Essential Oil & Hydrosol True Grosso Maillette Folgate Impress…

Tips on Growing Lavender

TIPS TO SUCCESSFUL LAVENDER GROWING   TIP 1: Lavender needs full sun; a minimum of 6 to 8 hours. TIP 2: Lavender does not like “wet” feet, so give it a good soak and then let the plant go dry. If your soil is heavy and slow to drain, create a hospitable place for lavenders…