I recently visited Creekside Farms in Greenfield for their lavender.
Creekside Farms is a family owned and operated farm, right here in Monterey County.
They create beautiful, all natural wreaths and grow most of their wreath ingredients –herbs and flowers–on their farms, all without the use of pesticides
They recently re-launched their website and now offer their gorgeous designs for retail purchase, online (prior to this, they were a wholesale only operation.)
The lavender fields were just harvested when I visited, but you can still see blossoms on the photos below. They use the french lavender hybrid Lavandula x intermedia var. Grosso for their products — a tall and sturdy type of lavender with beautiful blue, and very fragrant blossoms.
Here are photos near a field growing yarrow, with some flowers in bloom.
And here is a photo of the lavender fields in full bloom beauty, courtesy of Creekside Farms.
You can visit their website at www.creeksidefarms.com to view creations like this beautiful fall wreath, made from a mixture of dry elements such as yarrow, quince slices, cherry peppers, sweet annie, preserved fall leaves, and wheat, as well as fresh eucalyptus, bay, and curly willow.