IT’S LOCAL: LAVENDER HARVEST IN BENNETT, N.C.

This place and its story are so good that I am writing about it a second time, two years later.

We went back to
Bluebird Hill Farm
where Norma Burns invites everyone to come and help harvest her fields of lavender. Once again, it was a picture perfect day for North Carolina: not too hot or humid and a nice breeze all day.

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We parked here: nice first view for the day!

 I had written about our visit two years ago and put a slide show on the post. Hmmm. The slide show has disappeared with my move over to WordPress last December!
One of my followers in England, Deborah Lawrenson, had seen the post and immediately started to compare the lavender harvest here in the U.S. to that in Provence where she also lives. The result was her post
“Bluebird Hill Farm”.
Take a look and you will see just how international, and yet small, the blogging world is.

I took many, many pictures today but thought that, once again, the best way to show a selection was with a slide show. You can almost smell the lavender! 

This is what I brought home. I will let it dry, but in the meantime I get to enjoy the scent on my desk!

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If you’re “local” and want to go next year, here is the website:
Bluebird Hill Farm
Norma and I have become friends through all this, so be sure to mention my name!

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Comments

  1. What a fun slideshow – awesome music, too!! It is hard to believe that fields of lavender can grow so well in NC’s humid summers! Libby, which lavender does Norma grow? I lost all of my Hidcote ones. Thanks for sharing!

    • Loi: Norma has experimented with all kinds, but the most successful here in humid N.C. are the hybrids: Lavindin Grosso and Hidcote Giant. This year she had all Grosso, but its life span is maximum 8 years: she is taking out ALL her plants this summer and planting all new 500 plants in the fall.

  2. I absolutely love lavender! I planted 4 this year 3 regular and a different kind that looks much leafier and the lavender grows on very long shoots that tower the regular plant. I have already taken some cuttings. It smells so wonderful!!

    Great video…your getting really good at making them! Hope you have a great week.

    • Some of mine died last summer with all the rain, but I have two that are just huge and beautiful!

  3. Just an FYI…the font color on some of the sentences needs to be changed so that it is easier to read. I totally missed several things simply because the font color is a very light gray against a white page. I’d encourage you to change the font color.