Announcement   2018 Events:
Feb 24, Loudoun Grown Expo, Purcellville, VA
Mar 17, 18 Hagerstown Community College Flower and Garden Show
Mar 31 Carroll County Farmers Market, Westminster
MD
April 21& 22 Leesburg's Flower and Garden Show
May 19, Greenfest, Boonsboro, MD
May 26,, Lovettsville Mayfest, VA
May 30, Falls Church Memorial Day Parade and
Festival, VA
June 1,2,3, Herndon Festival
June 16, Celtic Festival, Mt Airy, MD
June 23, Shepherdstown Street Festival
Sept 1,2 VA Scottish Games, The Plains, VA
Sept 8, Boonesboro Days
Sept 22, Lovettsville Oktoberfest
Oct 6,7, 8th Waterford Fair
Oct. 13, Fairfax Fall Festival
Nov. 10 & 11, Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival, Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD
Nov 17,18, Fairfax Holiday Craft Show, Rebel Run High School
Dec 1,2 Leesburg Arts and Crafts Holiday Show
Dec 8th Carroll County Farmers Market

Renaissance Lavender Plant Care Instructions
Lavender is a hardy plant originating in the Mediterranean region. It is a sun-loving plant that needs well-drained, sweet soil with a pH of 6.5 to 7.5. Plant in full sun or a spot that gets at least 6 hrs of sun. When planting your lavender, dig a hole about twice the size of the pot that it’s in. Add well-composted organic matter and mix with native soil. Carefully remove the lavender from the pot by inverting it and squeezing the pot till the plant comes free. Adding lime around the plants will increase the alkalinity of the soil, helping your lavender thrive. Mulching is not recommended since it increases the acidity of the soil and holds moisture. You can mulch with sand or white stone.

If lavender is grown in a container, the temperature will be 15 degrees colder than if it is planted in the ground, therefore, winter protection is needed. It will be best outdoors by burying the pot, covering the pot with burlap, straw or some other protective covering. Locate the potted lavender on the southwestern side of a structure to capture maximum sun and warmth during the coldest months. A location close to a building will allow it to stay warm. A corner is a good spot so that it is protected from winter winds. Lavender does not do well as an indoor plant since it can rarely get the sun that it needs. If you do not have a protected spot and need to bring it in during the winter, locate it in a sunny, warm window. You may take it outdoors on sunny days with balmy temperatures. By the time spring arrives, it should green up and begin to grow.

Pruning your plant in the fall or spring will prevent it from becoming “leggy”, improve the appearance and ensure better bloom. Trim 1/3 of the plant and shape the plant. Water your young plant occasionally until it’s established. Then it should be fine on its own. Overwatering will kill lavender. Good observation will tell you what your plant needs.

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Last updated on Feb 20, 2018

2018 Events:
Feb 24, Loudoun Grown Expo, Purcellville, VA
Mar 17, 18 Hagerstown Community College Flower and Garden Show
Mar 31 Carroll County Farmers Market, Westminster
MD
April 21& 22 Leesburg's Flower and Garden Show
May 19, Greenfest, Boonsboro, MD
May 26,, Lovettsville Mayfest, VA
May 30, Falls Church Memorial Day Parade and
Festival, VA
June 1,2,3, Herndon Festival
June 16, Celtic Festival, Mt Airy, MD
June 23, Shepherdstown Street Festival
Sept 1,2 VA Scottish Games, The Plains, VA
Sept 8, Boonesboro Days
Sept 22, Lovettsville Oktoberfest
Oct 6,7, 8th Waterford Fair
Oct. 13, Fairfax Fall Festival
Nov. 10 & 11, Maryland Alpaca and Fleece Festival, Howard County Fairgrounds, West Friendship, MD
Nov 17,18, Fairfax Holiday Craft Show, Rebel Run High School
Dec 1,2 Leesburg Arts and Crafts Holiday Show
Dec 8th Carroll County Farmers Market

Renaissance Lavender Plant Care Instructions
Lavender is a hardy plant originating in the Mediterranean region. It is a sun-loving plant that needs well-drained, sweet soil with a pH of 6.5 to 7.5. Plant in full sun or a spot that gets at least 6 hrs of sun. When planting your lavender, dig a hole about twice the size of the pot that it’s in. Add well-composted organic matter and mix with native soil. Carefully remove the lavender from the pot by inverting it and squeezing the pot till the plant comes free. Adding lime around the plants will increase the alkalinity of the soil, helping your lavender thrive. Mulching is not recommended since it increases the acidity of the soil and holds moisture. You can mulch with sand or white stone.

If lavender is grown in a container, the temperature will be 15 degrees colder than if it is planted in the ground, therefore, winter protection is needed. It will be best outdoors by burying the pot, covering the pot with burlap, straw or some other protective covering. Locate the potted lavender on the southwestern side of a structure to capture maximum sun and warmth during the coldest months. A location close to a building will allow it to stay warm. A corner is a good spot so that it is protected from winter winds. Lavender does not do well as an indoor plant since it can rarely get the sun that it needs. If you do not have a protected spot and need to bring it in during the winter, locate it in a sunny, warm window. You may take it outdoors on sunny days with balmy temperatures. By the time spring arrives, it should green up and begin to grow.

Pruning your plant in the fall or spring will prevent it from becoming “leggy”, improve the appearance and ensure better bloom. Trim 1/3 of the plant and shape the plant. Water your young plant occasionally until it’s established. Then it should be fine on its own. Overwatering will kill lavender. Good observation will tell you what your plant needs.

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The beauty and benefits of lavender

Shop owner, Marianne Weitzel has always had a love of science, nature and art so the business of growing lavender and making beautiful products was a natural fit when she made the decision to farm on her 25 acres in Virginia. After years of employment in the science and business administration fields, working the earth in the serenity of the Virginia countryside and producing products that enhance customers lives through natural healing, skin care, relaxation, and the enjoyment of beauty has been a rewarding new challenge.

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    Deciding to grow lavender on my Virginia farm was one of those events that changes life. Lavender is a most beautiful plant, wondrously aromatic, with time-honored attributes of healing, promoting feelings of well being, and aiding in relaxation.

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