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Call for Artists – Lavender Fest 2015

We still have room!  We’re  looking for Artists and Artisans for our 4th Annual Lavender Fest to be held on June 27th and 8th, 2015!  This expanded  2 day event combines our children’s festival and lavender fest and features food trucks, the Stilt Guys, Chef Julie from Thyme to Go, live music and of course the star of the show Lavender!  This is a rain or shine event but one that our  vendors love and come back to year after year.

If you’re interested please complete the attached application and email with some pictures of your work to suzanne@serenitylavender.com.

 

Lavender Festival Vendor application 2015

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It’s Time to Prune the Lavender!

With the unseasonably cold weather in March and April, many people have not been able to be out and about in their gardens. Typically I don’t begin to spring prune my lavender plants until all signs of frost have past and the full moon calendar is a good indicator. A full moon just passed this May 14th, and the next one is scheduled for June 13th. My plants are greening up already and with temperatures expected to rise to seasonable temperatures again I’m thinking that pruning will start right away.  At Serenity we prune in the fall and just lightly touch up the plants in the spring. This year, the cold weather has lasted longer than usual and although we pruned last fall, we will need to do a little more than just a light touch up at this time to our plants. Unfortunately we have notice that some of our plants have been affected by the cold weather.  So, if you have not done fall pruning or you have notice damage in your plants caused by the long lasting cold weather, I recommend a good trim to keep your plants healthy and productive. Both the top and sides of the plant need to be pruned to generate new growth and prevent legginess or splitting of the branches. Some varieties have a sprawling habitat and a nice thick bush for a lavender plant is the optimal goal. As a general rule, the lavender plant should be pruned back by one third of the new growth. Be sure to trim only the soft green branches and not cut into the wood of the plant. Trimming promotes the branching of stems for a full thick plant. Timing is everything with spring pruning – after the risk of frost to prevent damage to the plants but before the plant gears up into bud production to allow for a full flowering show in July and all through the summer.

Happy Gardening!!

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Epic Lavender Fest: Call for Artists and Artisans!!

If you are an artist or an artisan who would like to participate in the Epic Lavender Festival, sponsored by Serenity Lavender in Colchester, please click on the link below to open the application form.

Application can be emailed to Suzanne@serenitylavender.com or mailed to 4912 Concession 4, Harrow, ON, N0R 1G0. Please include pictures of your work and payment – $40 per booth – artist must provide own table, stand, chair, etc. – electricity not available

 

Thank you for all of your interest!!

 

Lavender Festival Vendor application 2014

 

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Mother’s Day Tea

Moms come out with your girlfriends and celebrate your special day with us at Serenity Lavender.  We’ll have gourmet refreshments prepared by a professional chef to go with our many varieties of delicate teas. Coffee will be available as well as wine by the glass.  Live music will be playing while you enjoy a great afternoon high tea with friends and take pleasure in the beauty of our lavender farm. Don’t miss out, we hope to see you there.

Tickets are $25 + HST  Please call (519)984-2684 to reserve your today!!

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Thanks

th7CN0BPN1A very special thank you to our customers and friends who came by last weekend for our holiday open house.  The lavender shortbread was a hit as always but we were happy to prepare a few other treats for your tasting pleasure.  (Who says you shouldn’t try new recipes on guests). I’ll be posting the recipes shortly for the cheeseball and goodies.  Happy shopping.  Don’t forget we can have your orders delivered to South Windsor for easy pick up!

 

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