Monday, July 9, 2012

Lavender Fields

Today I'd like to take you for a visit to Lavender Hill Farms
in Northern Michigan.
Let's walk this way to the lavender fields.

Row upon row of lavender plants in full bloom.

A bit of funky artwork.  What do you see?  
I see a person with spiked hair and a heavy link necklace.

Different varieties of lavender bloom
in shades of purple, pink and white.

The farm currently has over 8,000 plants
 of 30 different varieties.

This rusty rooster stands guard over the fields.

Farm owners originally planted the lavender plants
 as food for their honeybees.
The plants are grown without any
sprays, pesticides or herbicides.

I threw caution to the wind
and entered the bee yard to watch the busy bees.
(But only for a few minutes)

A lovely reminder of the beauty that surrounds us.

A perfect resting place to enjoy the marvelous views.

This charming basket contains one-year old lavender plants.
This display was planted by the grandchildren
of the farm owners as a July 4, 2011 family activity.

Of course, I had to visit the gift shop.
These are the items I selected:

  • Lavender soap, to savor the aroma when returning home.
  • Lavender oil to dab on pulse points to repel insects.  Did you know that most insects dislike the scent of lavender?
  • An eye pillow to bring relaxation to the Shavasana pose during yoga class. 

I enjoyed your company as we toured Lavender Hill Farms.

Until next time, live and love well.

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Kathe said...

My son lives in East Lansing and his fiancée is from Gladstone/ Escanoba. Where is this beautiful farm Debra? I must let them know about it! I think I may have to stea...borrow the quote on the sign for my gardening shed! Thank you so much for sharing this lovely post at the party this week! I hope you get some rain soon!

GinaBVictorian said...

Hi Debra, thankyou for the tour of Lavender Hill Farms! That's amazing! And beautiful! I've never seen so much lavender in one place! Nice items you selected. Have a great week!

Bunny Jean said...

Hi Debra!

Oh how I LOVE lavender!

These fields are absolutely marvelous and it must have been a wonderful day touring the fields. The large 'basket' planting bed is so creative.

Thanks so much for sharing these pictures at my party this week!

xoxo Bunny Jean
Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

kitty said...

Wow, what a visit that must've been and such a feast for the senses!!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So beautiful. Lavender has so many healing powers--helping people to relax and I always sleep better if smelling before bed. This is a lovely post--thanks for sharing!

Geneva said...

I can practically smell the lavender through your photographs... I can only imagine what it must have been like to be there. Thank you for sharing these wonderful photographs!

Shirley said...

Oh Debra, the lavender field is beautiful. I wish we had something like this in my area. 8,000 plants and I felt thrilled to have my new 8 plants..glad to know that there is more than a few kinds as I have three kinds..6 plants of one name and two different plants. My first year planting lavender and I hope they thrive! Do you grow it?
Thanks for the great info..

SavannahGranny said...

Debra, I love lavender so much. The only type of lavender I can grow here is "Butterfly Lavender". I do have that but I am not sure it is true Lavender.
How wonderful to have that farm near you. Do they sell the plants and do they make the products in their shop?
Wonderful tour, thanks for sharing.
Thank you for visiting me and for your kind comments. Ginger:)

Laura said...

I love lavender. That is beautiful!

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