Oregon Lavender Association

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Blueberry Lavender Cake

Blueberry Lavender Cake Chris Mulder, Barn Owl Nursery   4 oz (1 stick) butter 1 c granulated, lavender sugar (reserve 1 T to use later) 2 eggs 1 c flour 1 ½ tsp baking powder 1 c fresh blueberries  …

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Herbs de Provence

Herbes de Provence Chris Mulder, Barn Owl Nursery   In France, the composition of this special herb blend varies from household to household. It may contain as few as five or as many as eleven different herbs. Thyme is always…

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Recipes from the 2015 OLA Guide

Oregon Lavender Association’s Marionberry Lavender Seedless Preserves This jam is a delicious combination of Oregon grown, seedless Marionberries infused with lavender buds from an OLA member’s farm. Enjoy trying the culinary uses listed here, or create your own favorite uses.…

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Pruning Lavender

Pruning Lavender is Essential Chris Mulder, Barn Owl Nursery   In my experience, I have found that pruning lavender plants in the spring and summer, and lightly in September, helps them to look and grow better, over a longer period…

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Lavender in the Garden

Lavender in the Garden Chris Mulder, Barn Owl Nursery Lavender is a beautiful plant for just about any garden. It does require full sun and dry conditions to thrive. Lavender is a drought tolerant plant, once it is established, it…

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Growing Lavender in Oregon

Tips for Growing Lavender in the Pacific Northwest These tips do not apply to every growing situation or climate in Oregon.   Plant lavenders in full sun so they receive at least 6 to 8 hours of sun a day.…

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How to Make Lavender Wands

Materials: 18 or 22 stems of fresh lavender at least 12 inches long. The longer, the better. 7 feet of ¼ inch wide satin or other non-fraying ribbon. Strip the leaves and lateral spikes from the stem. Since the flexibility of…

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Follow the Bloom

April-May The first lavenders to bloom are (Lavandula stoechas) cultivars, sometimes called Spanish lavender. They begin blooming in late April and May. This lavender is primarily used as a drought tolerant landscape plant. They can be seen blooming at various…