We were surprised to find two very near to where she lives, so we set out on a lovely, sunny afternoon to pay them a visit.
But before I take you there, I wanted to share a few pictures that reflect how they use lavender in their commercial landscaping up here in the Pacific Northwest. Perhaps it will give you some ideas.
The temperate climate seems ideal right now. However, when it rains alot, it does drown, and the roots can rot. Given the abundance of lavender available in this area, I don't think replanting is much of an issue.
The first farm we visited was Stringtown Farms in Eatonville, WA. In addition to lavender it is also a small winery.
We met with John Adams, who was happy to show us around and talk about lavender, the lavender business, and his winery. Katie took pictures and rested while I picked a bundle of assorted varieties of lavender that I don't grow in Oklahoma.
This is John's gift shop and tasting room. He has both dried bundles, and freshly picked bundles available, plus plants and a variety of lavender products, including honey, soap, lotion, fudge and many I'm sure I missed seeing.