Nature’s First Green is Gone! —or Farewell-to-Spring

Clarkia, or Farewell-to-spring.

I always have a sadness when this little flower blooms. Clarkia, or Farewell-to-spring, means that the succession of wildflowers is almost over. Of course, the farming harvest has only begun!  The lavender will be cut very soon for drying, the garden is coming on. In July when the lavender is more fully bloomed, we will distill.

But wild, untamed blossoms are about to be done for the year!  Summer in northern California is fallow, quiet, in its natural state, quite opposite from the Midwest in which I grew up.

What would it mean to farm with these natural rhythms?

Take a Biodynamic tour at our Open House, June 23, 2012. For details, see Harms Vineyards and Lavender Fields Open House.