Triple L Lavender Farms - Fredericksburg, Texas, USA - Lavender, Agri-Tourism, Bed & Breakfast, Live Music
Live Music - Fredericksburg Texas

LLL FARMS

Billy and Susan Johnson moved to the Fredericksburg area in the summer of 2002. They had dreamed of living in the Hill Country and when a business opportunity opened up, they decided to make the move. After looking all over the area at available real estate, they bought an old limestone house on eighteen acres near the community of Grapetown, just outside of Fredericksburg. Realizing that something productive needed to be done on the acreage, the decision was made to grow lavender.

The first lavender plants were put into the ground in the fall of 2002. A large “Planting Party” was planned, a band was booked, and food was ordered. Then it began to rain, and rain, and rain. A decision was made to cancel the party. However, several die-hard, life-long friends arrived to plant 3,700 lavender plants in the mud. After three days of hard work, on a Sunday afternoon, we celebrated the completion of the initial planting with champagne toasts. Little did we know, the real work was just beginning.

Another 1,000 plants were added in the fall of 2003. At this time, there are 4.6 acres of lavender plants, in two separate fields. They seem to like our Hill Country weather and are thriving!

Triple L Lavender Farms is excited to announce our latest venture. We purchased property on Hwy 290 near the intersection of Hwy 290 East and the Old San Antonio Road, just outside of Fredericksburg. With the new property, we have much more space to display our over 100 lavender products and Hill Country collectibles. Our plan is to have a large variety of lavender plants in the ground so that our visitors can see, feel, smell and touch different varieties, even white and pink lavender!
3245 US Hwy 290 East Store Hours and Dates:
We are open 7 days a week from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Our Cantina Concert Music Series at the Farm (not at the store on 290):
"Rain or Shine" This will be held in the intimate setting of the new ampitheater at the actual farm. Each event will be Sunday nights from 5:00-9:00 pm and will include dinner and live music hosted by two time Hill Country Entertainer of the Year, Thomas Michael Riley. Special guests join him each time. The dates and guests are as follows:
2008 Dates and Guest TBA
Tickets for the events will be for dinner and entertainment. B.Y.O.B and lawn-chair!
Quantities are limited and reservations required. Please call 210-789-1111 for more information or mail checks for reservations to: P.O. Box 548, Blanco, TX, 78606
All you need is to bring a lawn chair or blanket and your own bottle of wine, etc. and be prepared to relax! Ice tea and water will be provided.
The original lavender farm, with 6000 plants, will be open for special events only. However, we will continue to operate our guest house facility, which include the coolest rooms in our new stable for unstable people (lovingly named by Billy Johnson).

For information about our guest house or reservations contact us at 830.990.4195.

Directions to the STORE:
3245 Highway 290E, Fredericksburg, TX, 78624
From Fredericksburg: Go east on 290E and you will find us three miles from town on the right, just before the Tractor Supply Store. Look for the Lavender flags on either side of the Texas flag.
The store will be open every Thursday through Sunday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm until further notice. Hours and dates may be extended in the future so please check back.

Directions to the FARM (location of the Cantina Concert Series)
9229 Old San Anonio Road, Fredericksburg, TX, 78624
The farm is located 10 miles south of 290E on Old San Antonio Rd. Coming from Fredericksburg, go east on 290 for 3 miles. Turn right on Old San Antonio Road, which is the road to the bat tunnels. Go 10 miles and you will see the farm on the left side of the road.

FAQ
How do I plant and grow lavender?
We tell people to treat a lavender plant slightly better than you would treat a cactus. So, that means, full sun for at least half the day, very little water, and well drained soil. If you have good soil, add sand or gravel to it. The main killer of lavender is root rot so keep those roots dry. For example, if you are planting it in a pot, we say use two thirds sand or gravel and one third dirt, plain dirt.
For the first year, there tends to be very little growth of the plant. At the end of one year, it should be approx 6 inches across at the most. Between the first and second year, the width should be close to 2 feet and by the third year they should be about 3 feet wide. So, it is a good idea to plant them three feet apart from each other.

Do the plants attract butterflies?
The only critters that I have ever seen that are attracted to lavender are the thousands of bees and butterflies that come to our field when the plants are blooming.

Do deer eat lavender?
No, they do not!

If lavender likes dry conditions, can I grow it in a humid climate like Houston?
If you are in the Houston area, I think the best variety for you would be the "Sweet" lavender which is more tolerant to water but all should do well as long as the pots can drain in the event of a heavy rain.

Can I or should I bring the lavender plants inside in the winter?
I would not move the plants inside as they really love the sunshine. As far as freezing goes, our experience has been that they have been fine down to 10 degrees without a problem, even in pots.

Can I come out to your farm and cut fresh lavender?
Our farm is generally not open to the public but that is not always the case so please check the events page on our website for the "cut your own" event times. Our store on 290E, however, is open every week Thurs-Sun from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and often has fresh cut flowers for sale there, when they are in season.

Triple L Farms and Trading Post
P.O. Box 2288
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830.997.8575
email: billy@billyjohnson.us


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