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How to prune and harvest lavender

If you’re new to harvesting lavender and wondering what you need to do, don’t worry cause we’ve got you covered. Proper pruning and harvesting of lavender ensures the plant will have a longer lifespan, and the plant will keep producing flowers for a very long time. Here is our guide on pruning and harvesting lavender. Prune and harvest when the…

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How to keep tulips fresh after picking

After a long winter here in the Okanagan spring is finally here! That means it’s time to spruce up your home and office space with some beautiful, freshly cut tulips. You may be thinking to yourself, why would a lavender farm write about how to care for tulips? While we do focus primarily on dried lavender and growing dried lavender for…

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The health benefits of lavender

While lavender and dried lavender is generally used for decoration, it’s fragrance, and even in cooking, it can also be used for medicinal purposes. It is believed that lavender oil can have antiseptic and anti-inflammatory effects, which help to speed up the healing process of burns and bites. Research also shows that it can be used for treating anxiety, insomnia,…

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6 great uses for your dried lavender

One of the great things about dried lavender is there possibilities on what you can do with it, are endless. If you have an abundance of dried lavender left over after your purchase, here are 6 uses for your dried lavender. Lavender Bags Do you have an empty fabric bag lying around that you never thought you would have a…

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Make delicious meals with Lavender

Believe it or not, lavender is actually world renowned as a great cooking herb. That being said, it is also one of the most difficult seasonings to cook with, as it can easily overpower any dish if used too much. Are you looking for lavender buds for sale to try your culinary hand? Below are some tips and tricks you…

Lavender Tips

How to use lavender at your wedding

Are you looking to stay away from all the cliché wedding flowers you see on Pinterest and the gram? If you want to do something a little different, why not look to fresh or dried lavender for some creative inspiration. Lavender is the perfect flower for any modern wedding. Lavender is recognized around the world as a symbol of love…

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How to care for your fresh cut lavender

Here at McKinley Lavender Farm we believe the possibilities to what you can do with fresh cut lavender are endless. But the first thing you need to know is how to care for your lavender. We have included a quick list to ensure your freshly cut lavender from our Kelowna lavender farm lasts. Remember – when you are done with…