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What is all the fuss about lavender?

In the lavender at Dr. Maze's Farm
Lavender up close.

Many folks love lavender. Others wonder what is all the fuss? What makes lavender different from all the other fragrant and pretty flowers? There are many ways to enjoy lavender.  In addition to displaying bunches of cut lavender stems, we find other uses for the stems, as well as the flower buds, lavender essential oil, and the flower water, or hydrosol of lavender.

Lavender has an engaging fragrance that is beloved by many. That is enough reason to grow and use lavender, but looking deeper, we find that lavender is a complex and multi-faceted plant with many uses.
I would like to touch on some highlights here, but many of these topics demand more discussion. Watch the blog for more upcoming postings about lavender. Each paragraph here could someday be the start of a separate entry. Let me know what most interests you about lavender. Here starts our whirlwind tour:

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Two Big Weekends of Celebrating Lavender

In the lavender at Dr. Maze's Farm
Lavender up close.

The lavender fields are beginning to show a purple haze. As summer arrives, our lavender plants are getting ready to flower. By the middle of July, the lavender will be a peak bloom. Come join us July 11-13 and 18-20 for two big weekends of celebrating lavender. Continue reading Two Big Weekends of Celebrating Lavender

Ten Highlights of 2013

Honeybee on a straw flower in the Kids Garden
Honeybee on a straw flower in the Kids Garden

I chose just ten highlights to discuss from the many stories of 2013 at Dr. Maze’s Farm. Since I have combined them all into one post, the post is very long. They are listed in alphabetical order.  Read on to learn about the Giant Chair, naked seed pumpkins, distillations, our labyrinth, the big Goat Walk field maze, and more.

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