“Ever heard of the ‘Arizona Lavender Festival,’ at someplace called Concho?” asked Jean from behind the Sunday section. We were lazily sipping coffee over the weekend paper.
“No, but Concho is over by St. Johns, on the New Mexico border. It’s just an hour away by Flying Carpet.”
“Well, I like lavender, and nothing’s happening today. Maybe we should go.” So lavender grows somewhere besides Provence, France, eh? And who would expect it to flourish in parched Arizona?
Ride along for our surprisingly compelling visit to the Arizona Lavender Festival in my June column, “Scent of the Sky.” (Please allow a moment for the column to load.)
Above, owner Mike Teeple shows us around Red Rock Ranch Lavender Farms. See more photos from our trip.
What’s more, there’s still time to plan your own trip to the next June festival! Visit Red Rock Ranch Lavender Farm’s website for more information. ©2010, 2017 Gregory N. Brown
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