Serenity Lavender Farm is pleased to host a twilight lavender tour.
Dr. Sean Westerveld of the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, Simcoe Research Station will be on hand to speak about the ongoing lavender research at our farm and across the province being conducted jointly by OMAFRA and the University of Guelph into establishing best management practices to develop high quality lavender products and a successful lavender agri-tourism industry in Ontario.
The event is Thursday June 21st from 7-9 pm at 130 County Road 50 East Colchester, Ontario.
Refreshments and desserts will be served.
All are welcome. Admission is free to members of the Ontario Lavender Association and $10.00 for non members.
RVSP at email@example.com or call 519 980-4504 by June 19th.
Attention Artists and Artisans!
We’re excited to host the 1st Lavender Festival ever in Essex County and it will be an EPIC event! We’d love to have you get involved and showcase your wonderful talents.
The festival will be held on Sunday, July 8, 2012 from 10 am to 5 pm at Serenity Lavender Farm 130 County Road 50 East, Colchester. This event is open to any Artist, Musicians, Writers and Artisans selling handcrafted materials. Please note no Electricity will be available.
All items to be sold must be original pieces created by the person.
10×10 spots are only $40.00.
To register for a 10×10 spot please complete the application available on our website and email to Suzanne@serenitylavender.com or mail to Serenity Lavender, 130 County Road 50 East Colchester, Ontario N0R 1G0. Fees must accompany the registration form. cheques will not be cashed until after the applicant is accepted. NSF cheques will be charged a fee based on bank charges.
Booth locations will be selected by lottery.
Please bring your own tables, chairs, self standing canopies. Vendors must have their spaces staffed at all times. Set up begins at 8 am and tear down starts at 5:15 pm on the day of the show.
Thanks for your application and interest!
EPIC Lavender Festival vendor application
Keeping lavender plants in shape is one of the best ways of maintaining a healthy and vigorous bush. Pruning at Serenity Lavender begins when the plant is still in the greenhouse and continues once or twice a year for the whole life of the plant. The best time to prune is in the fall after bloom. 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 may be pruned back by one third. Be sure to trim only the soft green branches and not get into the wood of the plant.
In the springtime pruning may be required to regenerate growth after a harsh winter. Cut back any dead wood until you see green in the stems. If there has been a lot of winter damage it may be wise to prune in stages over a number of years to slowly bring the plant back to its vibrant self. Although the plants sold at Serenity Lavender are suitable Zones 4-5 (we are zone 6a), winter survival is influenced by location, plant size, mulch type, plant cover and of course temperature.
Otherwise, pruning your Serenity Lavender plant in the spring should be minimal (only on the sides), if any at all, to allow for a full flowering show in July.