Our harvest season is here, and the lavender field is vibrant with life! June brings warm temps, abundant sunshine, and an invitation for lavender to burst into vivid purple hues. Plants vibrate with the steady hum of bees and birds call boldly from tree branches nearby. A somewhat floral, herbaceous scent stirs the air as you lightly waft your hand along the tops of the lavender plants, an experience you will not easily forget!
Lavender Rhapsody has a variety of cultivars and the first to bloom are Lavandula angustifolia: Hidcote, Buena Vista and Munstead. Buds from our angustofolia cultivars have a sweet, floral aroma in either fresh or dried form and can be used to infuse flavor and color in recipes.
Next up to bloom are Lavandula x-Intermedia: Edelweiss, Grosso, Provence, Super and Sussex. These cultivars provide long-lasting blooms and strong scent, perfect for our fresh/dried bouquets, scented sachets, and other crafts.
Our lavender is hand cut with serrated harvest sickles. Lavender bundles, approximately 60-80 stems, are secured with rubber bands in the field. Field bundles are taken to the drying room where humidity, temperature, and air flow is monitored. Lavender bundles hang about 4 weeks before storage or use in our hand-crafted products.
We look forward to inviting visitors to Lavender Rhapsody, LLC for our June 2021 harvest. We look forward sharing the scent and serenity of our lavender field with you.