The Lavender Project
Check out our fact sheet on growing lavender.
Do you need information on the cost of production? This is based on the premise the lavender will be planted in a vineyard. This is not yet a proven technique but does give you some great figures.
Western Colorado is a great area for lavender. Many homeowners include lavender and lavandins in their gardens. Some commercial production is already in place. The purpose of the Lavender Project is to encourage the commercial production of lavender/lavandin in our area. This is best accomplished by determining the best cultivars for this area and the cultural management to produce superior plants. While focusing on the commerical aspects of lavender/lavandin production, this information will directly benefit home gardeners interested in incorporating these plants in their home gardens.
In addition to planting a demonstration plot of lavender and lavandin in the Arboretum at the Gardens, a research plot of 5 cultivars was planted. The photos below provide a glimpse of that plot.
This web page is a portal to the activities of the Lavender Project team. If you would like to join the team contact Kathy Kimbrough at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Southwest Lavender Conference, Feb 18, 19 & 20, 2011, Kerrville Texas - Report by Kathy Kimbrough
Kathy's report on the 2008 Sequim, Washington Lavender Festival
Harvesting Lavender - posted to the internet on July 26, 2009
September 2, 2008
Left to Right: Back Row: Kim Haas, Sherry Hassinger, Maureen Grim, Elizabeth Hochevar, Eleanor Martin, Linda Patton, Paula Bockman. Seated: Kathy Kimbrough, Caryn Grisham