Thursday, May 28, 2015

Still Waters Lavender June Event Dates

Please join Still Waters Lavender at the OSU Extension Office, June 6,  on the Deschutes Country Fairgrounds from 9a-4p.  We will be selling a variety of lavender as well as some of our most popular products.

On June 13, we will be participating for a second year at the 6th Annual Rhubarb Festival held on the L & S Gardens, 50808 S Huntington Road in LaPine, Oregon.  This festival is one of the most fun days with a homemade pie contest and brewery tasting contest.  There is food and drinks available on site as well as a beer and wine garden.  Music ranges from rock n' roll, hip hop, blue grass and country western.   Festival hours are from 9a-4p.  Come and expect a most unique experience!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Another Time, Another Place: Central Oregon Saturday Market, May 23-24, 2015


Saturday May 23


Sunday, May 24

for the Opening Day 

of the 

Central Oregon Saturday Market 

find us in the parking lot 

across from 

the Bend Downtown Library

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


May Flowers: Central Oregon Builders Association (COBA) Spring and Garden Show

This was our second COBA Spring and Garden Show.  We take this time to thank all of you who stopped by our store, visited with us and purchased products from us.  Please take time and enjoy the photos presented here today...

April 30, 2015--8:00 p.m. Set up.
Gene and I arrived at the Redmond Fairgrounds at approximately 6:30 p.m.  We thought set up was going to be Saturday morning so when Gene called and was told it was Friday evening, we scurried and packed everything into the car and pickup and away we went.  I kept telling Gene it keeps us young but he just mumbled something and kept loading things into the back of the pickup.

From top left to bottom right:  moth repellents, linen pillows, travellers bags, brochures 
We use "The Lavender Lover's Handbook" at every show.  We also demonstrate how we cut our lavender stems--away from the body.  These sickles are sharp.  The book helped customers to identify the plants we are selling.

Plants, plants and more plants.  People loved the plants, lots of questions--good questions that made us stop and think.  Lavender is being very well received in Central Oregon:  likes our soil, likes our climate, deer don't like it and takes very little water (once established).  It goes with anything and just about all parts of it are usable for something.  Lavender!  Culinary, landscaping, crafting!  The only part of the lavender I'm not sure about are the roots:  does anyone do anything with the roots of this versatile plant?
Soap, lavender hydrosol, traditional lavender wands and our daughter's handcrafted lipbalm. which flew out of the basket ($3 nontinted, $4 tinted)
Aprons--three pocketed adjustable and harvest--handcrafted by me and the culinary products we purchase through the Oregon Lavender Association:  lavender-infused organic honey, marionberry with lavender, three chocolate sauces--lavender, orange and peppermint.
Ashdene "I Love Lavender" china and the two different styles of wynesacs we carry.

Chicken doorstops filled with lavender and rice...
Never in my wildest dreams did I  believe when Gene asked me to do something about the bathroom door that kept hitting him in the back of the head did I believe these little chicken doorstops would be such a hit.  But each one does take on its own identity and they do serve a function.

COBA Spring and Garden Show ended Sunday afternoon at 5:00 p.m.  We packed up everything and came home.  What a show!  Thanks to you, we had a wonderful time.  We hope to see you again next year.