2017 Sequim Lavender Festival poster art by Craig Robinson
Welcome to Tuesday Cuppa Tea for the 21st Annual Sequim Lavender Weekend! My teacup this week is a tea mug in honor of the Lavender Festival, and you have seen it before but I don't have much purple or lavender colored china...so...
Because I am in Lavender Festival country, I keep these in stock pretty much all the time, if I can get them! Adderley English bone china with a sprig of Lavender both sides...perfect!
I am reposting the following in honor of the Jardin du Soleil Lavender Farm, one of the oldest of the 30 here in a 10 mile radius.
The owner had a heart attack at the beginning of the year, and is recovering, but was unable to so his normal Festival prep...so our local Lavender growers, organic farm workers and just gardeners in town pitched in and did it all for them...and that's an amazing amount of work...so they would be able to participate this year. They are then retiring due to his health and the farm is up for sale...sigh...so sad...but maybe a new Lavender Farm will emerge...
Back to my Lavender Festival post rewind:
On the first day of the Lavender Festival, we choose a lavender farm to visit, and this year (2011) we visited Jardin Du Soliel early in the morning before the crowds arrived.
Outside the gift shop at the lavender farm
25 different varieties of lavender for sale. They are grown here, and they always have some for sale
Some views of the wonderful lavender fields. Note the colors of different varieties. Below, are items in the gift shop.
Earl Grey tea with lavender instead of bergamot?????
So...you can see, how much there IS to see! So many farms, crafts, food...you name it. We are not big on crowds, so tend to get in and out early.
The sun was pretty much behind a marine layer...and drizzle, and downright rain at times! But...we always look forward to it!
This is at Oliver's Lavender Farm... weather was a bit better this year, a bit more sun, and downright lovely in the low 70s Sunday! Wonderful!
I will be drawing the winner of the Miss Read book, with the help of Radom.org, and will announce it then....
Thanks so much for joining me for Lavender Festival tea!
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