Due to the winters of 2009, 2013/14, the likes of which we have not seen in Western Montana in over a decade, my original sharecrop (established in 2001) at Ten Spoon Winery has suffered serious winter kill. But not before I had plenty of time to make clones of the survivors. A whole new plantation is underway – and doing marvelously. Operations are now moved to my own land in the south Mission Valley near St. Ignatius.
2016 proved to be my come-back year. I’m excited to say I have stacks of boxes full of dried lavender once again. There may be enough to make product until the 2017 crop comes on in June. Because of the intense winters of the last few years some stock is available but may be limited quantities.
My new website is under development and will include a shopping cart with automated payment options. Along with my line of lavender products will be options to purchase a subscription to my newsletter Earth Nurture, and copies of my book(s).
For now, if you see something you like in my list of products don’t hesitate to contact me and I will do my best to fill your order. In the meantime, I am grateful for your continued support, encouragement, and patience in my reinvention.
I have diversified and now offer English as well as French lavender, Springtime fresh cut Daffodils, early and late Tulips, Dutch Iris, Drumstick allium, Peony flowers, Colchicum bulbs in August, as well as a plethora of wildcrafted herbs and medicinals.
I have been diligently revising the final edits on my first book Lavender Farming; Secrets from a Hard Row Hoed. It is about my experience the last 16 years and can be used as a template for starting your own lavender farm or just growing a few plants in your garden. On publication (planned for early Spring 2017) book signings have already been arranged at Meadowsweet Herbs, Marchies Nursery, and Montgomery Distillers in Missoula, MT. and Back of Beyond Books in Moab, Utah. Of course I welcome pre-release sales ($45) and will ship (free) a signed copy to you once it is printed.
I am available to consult with you about planting lavender in your garden or a farm of your own. My fee has evolved over the years and currently is: $10 per question or $200 per hour, where I answer your questions and those you wouldn’t think to ask, help you formulate a plan, advise you on how not to lose the whole farm to one global warming event, and set you up for success.
I can also consult you on landscape design. I am not a landscape architect, rather work with you on do-it-yourself or can leave you with a design any contractor can follow. I am a proponent of low maintenance and the xeric style. Reference my 2004 design/installation at Good Food Store in Missoula for ideas.
Bomblette sachet $4 each Fits in the palm of your hand. Great in a purse, on the dashboard, in a music case, or as a one time use in either the dryer or bath tub. Ribbon color varies in color and width.
3 Pack Dryer Sheets $20 Craftily wrapped, and ribbon tied in vintage handkerchiefs. Throw one of these sachets in the clothes dryer in the last few minutes. Make a large pot of lavender tea with one. Or use one any way you’d use a sachet.
Luxurious Eye Pillow $25 filled with lavender buds mixed with either; buckwheat hulls, lentils, or rice. Velcro closure allows you to wash slip cover, and refill with fresh ingredients. Cloth pattern and color vary.
Lavender Essential Oil, $35 15ml/half oz. Made in artisanal 5 ounce batches, limited avail-ability, but worth waiting for. Pure, fresh, unadulterated made from French variety Grosso blended with one of my favorite English varieties. Limited quantities. Hydrosol/Lavender Water $12 4 ounce micro spray bottle $25 liter, $45 half gal., $80 gallon Use as you would Rose or Orange water. But also has many cleaning capabilities due to lavender’s natural disinfectant, antimicrobial, antifungal, and cooling properties: vegetable and fruit spray, yoga mats, kitchen or motorcycle chrome, glass, toilets, bathrooms, kitchen counters, deodorant, mouthwash,birthing rooms, sunburn…I used it on my skunk sprayed dog with amazing results!
My operation is small. My Production currently results from 400 plants with future plans for a maximum of 500. My crop consists of French ‘Grosso,’ English varieties: Sachet, Royal Velvet, and Hidcote, all ready for harvest in late June.
With enough notice I can reserve complete lavender plants, each supplying a number of bouquets, for your wedding; bouquets, bulk buds for toss, bride’s and maid’s bouquets, boutenirs, table/napkin/cake décor. I suggest a consult to discuss your needs and reserve the appropriate amount. You can bring the bridesmaids and cut your own, or bring your fiancé and photographer to the farm for a photo shoot!
Most products are made to order and I encourage you to make your own with my stock lavender.
It is best to contact me by email for all product availability and orders.
Lavenderlori11@gmail.com or by ph/txt 406-396-1514
After doing so I can take your credit card over the phone. You can pay using PayPal. I can send an invoice. I can take a check by photo. Or send you a paper invoice. If we meet up for delivery, cash is always nice.
Shipping is not included in the listed prices. Please let me know your preferred carrier.
- Butterfly herbs: Bottled hydrosol spray
- Tia’s Tamales Watermelon lavender smoothie.
- Garden Mother Herbs: Bulk hydrosol
- Meadowsweet: Bulk hydrosol
- Missoula Community Co-op: Bulk hydrosol and buds
- Apothecary/Empyrean Salon: Hydrosol
- Bernice’s Bakery Lavender Cupcakes, etc!
- Posh Chocolat: Lavender Chocolate Truffles