Thursday, April 25, 2013

20th annual Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival

Our FIRST face-to-face event 
of the year!!

This weekend, we will be setting up our purple tent at the 20th annual Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival located at the 310 acre Fred G. Bond Metro Park in Cary, NC. The show is April 27th from 9:00AM to 5:00PM and is a rain or shine event.  

From the official Spring Daze Arts & Crafts Festival website-
The festival is filled with wonderful arts and crafts, your favorite festival foods, community based civic groups handing out information on things you can get involved with, and entertainment. Children will be delighted by activities just for them in the Children’s Village and will be invited to exercise their imagination as they play in the always popular Lazy Daze Playground – the center of the village. In the Earth Day area of the festival, you can find out how to play a role in preserving our natural resources and protecting the environment. This is the perfect family event to learn more about what you can do to make every day Earth Day.
We will be offering our lovely range of lavender products PLUS many varieties of lavender plants for your garden including Provence, Hidcote, Hidcote Giant and Otto Quast to name a few.

We will also be sampling our famous lavender lemonade and a few tasty lavender treats as well.

This show is one of the best spring shows around! We hope to see you this weekend!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Lavender Spa Treatments for Mom

We recently received an order for multiple bags of our freshly shucked lavender florets and several bunches of dried lavender to be used by the Four Season Hotel and Resort in Baltimore, MD. Upon further investigation, this hotel has a glorious spa and is actually using our lavender to help promote their Mother's Day spa specials in this May. Can you image anything more luxuriant?

The hotel website describes this 10,200 sq ft spa as one of the best in Baltimore with 11 treatment rooms plus two specialty suites with deep soaking pools and one VIP suite. There are several "Celebrate Mother's in May" spa specials that include overnight accommodations in the hotel, a range of spa treatments, lunch, flowers and other free gifts. Doesn't that sound wonderful?

If you're looking for something special and lavender-ific to honor a mother in your life, the spa at the Four Seasons Hotel in Baltimore, MD might just be the gift for you! Please click on the links in this blog post for more information...

(The images in this blog post are borrowed from the Four Season Hotel and Resort in Baltimore, MD website and were used to show the beauty of the spa located at the hotel.)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Wakey Wakey...

This last week and a half of warm (who am i kidding, HOT) weather has finally pushed our lavender field out of dormancy!!!

Welcome back sweet beauties...we can not wait to see the banquet of blooms that you will produce soon!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Finding Local Lavender Flavors

Lately, I have noticed that the yummy flavor of true lavender is becoming more widely available. It has been so VERY exciting to try some of the lavender creations we have found local.

At the Hunt Street Art & Food Truck Market ( which is located directly beside the Durham, NC Farmers Market on Saturday's, we discovered the mobile Milk & Honey Bakery ( The owner Shelley is a lovely women who among other things, bakes the most delicious cheesecake bites. One of her new flavors this year is "Chocolate Lavender". Which is Chocolate Cheesecake infused with lavender and topped with a lavender infused whipped cream and grated chocolate. OH MY!! I clearly had to purchase one and trust me, the picture does not do this little teat any justice. It was wonderfully delicious!! So creamy, so chocolatey and oh so lavenderish! A definite MUST TRY for lavender lovers...

Have you found a new food item made with lavender...local or main stream? Let us know because we would LOVE it try it!

If you are interested in trying Shelley's lavender cheesecake bites, make sure to check out the Milk & Honey Bakery website listed above and see her schedule for when and where she will be selling her baked delights. Stay tuned on this blog for more lavender treat reviews!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Pharsalia "in the News" Again!

Pharsalia and Foxie Morgan are in the news again...this time you can find the article about this wonderful place in the March 2013 issue of Country Gardens.

The beautiful article focuses on Foxie's love and expertise of growing peonies...don't you just love this picture from the magazine that shows her beautiful peonies against a backdrop of lavender?

Pharsalia and Foxie herself are an experience that shouldn't be missed...but don't take my word for it. Won't you join us there in Tyro, VA on June 19th? Spots are filling up quickly so check out the Pharsalia website for sign-up details.