Smell the Lavender

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Hanging lavender to dry.
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A field of lavender.
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Dry lavender, lavender oil and a lavender candle - just a few of the products you can make with lavender.
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The many uses of lavender make it more than just a pretty flower.

The Harbinger Lavender Farm, located near Harbinger, North Carolina, opens its doors for its third Open House on Saturday. Located in lower Currituck County on Highway 158, the farm is just two miles before you cross the Wright Memorial Bridge to the Outer Banks.

The open house – from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. – offers visitors the opportunity to walk through the lavender, take photographs, cut bundles of fresh flowers, visit the gift shop and check out the many vendors who will be in attendance.

An on-going lavender wand-making workshop will be taught throughout the day. The owners – Anne, Leah and Doris – will be available to provide general guidelines for growing lavender on the east coast.

The farm grows approximately 2 acres of Provence lavender, and they are currently experimenting with other varieties, such as Grosso, Munstead, Hidcote, Jean Davis, Dilly Dilly and Vera. Many plants are propagated in the farm’s greenhouse. The gift shop offers handmade products such as lavender jelly, eye soothies, sachets, dream pillows, drawer liners, lotion, lavender water and lavender wands.

For more information on the farm, visit the website.