Lavender shoots!

Warmer temps and sunny days have provided the boost to the lavender we have been waiting for! These tiny shoots will develop into the purple blooming haze of lavender in late June.

Look who came to visit!

This is our second year in the Farmers Market scene, and we added the Mosaic Market in Fairfax VA this year! We are there every other weekend selling our lavender products. Last Sunday we had a visitor, Kevin Reid! Just landed at Dulles from Hawaii, jumped in a rental car and came over to see…

New Staff for 2023

When I’m not researching and curating content for my day job as a Global Health Security Analyst for the University of Nebraska Medical Center, I’m a flower farmer! Farming was never in the plans, it just sort of happened, and my husband and I couldn’t be more thrilled. We have 65 acres of a former…

First Lavender Harvest!

We planted over 1,000 lavender plants last year, and they were all in bloom this past June, and into July. It was a spectacular! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dixon Family Farm (@dixon_family_farm)

Our First Farm Product

Bourbon Barrel Aged Maple Syrup We started with a test batch using a Tobacco Barn Distillery freshly dumped bourbon barrel, and a plan cooked up by our friend Scott Sanders, also known as “the Admiral”, at the Tobacco Barn Distillery. The Admiral had a connection for 100% pure maple syrup from a farmer in New…

First Year Flower Farming Lessons Learned

That’s a wrap on the summer flowers of 2021! I cut thousands of stems over the season in spite of making SO many mistakes. The 2021 flower season began for me in January when I seeded my first lisianthus. I waited for those things to germinate for a month, then tossed the seed tray aside…

Extreme Farming

We tend to jump into the deep end when embarking on new adventures, and farming is no different. When we moved back to the States from living overseas, I was literally Googling “how to be a farmer” on the flight to Maryland. We got the B&B up and running in 2020, and this year is…

June Blooms!

Summer has arrived, and the flowers are exploding in the greenhouse! Finding my groove on cutting, conditioning, and making bouquets for the B&B and friends.

Let’s Get Growing

After a long COVID winter lull, the temps are warming, the guests have returned to the B&B, and flowers are in the field. Wine Grapes & Lavender Grape Vines Arrived! After two years of soil preparation, and lots of help from the Dixon brothers, the grapevines are tucked into the vineyard and starting to sprout…

The Big House

The big greenhouse we ordered finally arrived at Zimmerman’s and the crew arrived on the farm to put it together in mid-March. The cover is finally on!