Brown Bag series all about growing lavender

Victor’s Lavender owner Victor Gonzales presents tips for growing lavender on the Olympic Peninsula at noon Thursday, June 23, in the county commissioners meeting room at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

Victor’s Lavender owner Victor Gonzales presents tips for growing lavender on the Olympic Peninsula at noon Thursday, June 23, in the county commissioners meeting room at the Clallam County Courthouse, 223 E. Fourth St., Port Angeles.

The presentation is part of the Green Thumb Garden Tips brown bag series sponsored by the WSU Clallam County Master Gardeners.

Gonzales will discuss how to select a variety of lavender that is suited for drying, culinary use or the landscaping needs of the home gardener. He will provide best practices of planting, including soil, irrigation, sunlight and spacing requirements.

He also will explain the right way and best time for trimming lavender plants. Gonzales will include time in his presentation to address specific questions about growing lavender from the audience.

A lavender farmer since 1997, Gonzales has propagated more than 1 million lavender plants during the last decade.

A major wholesale grower and supplier, he often shares his knowledge and advice to farmers in Peru and North Africa, Latin America, Mexico and Canada, as well as throughout the United States.

The Master Gardener Brown Bag series continues on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Presentations are from noon-1 p.m.

For more information, call 565-2679.