In the Sequim-Port Angeles area, The Lavender of Sequim: America's Provence can be purchased locally at these delightful shops (listed east to west):
Watch for updates as more locations become available! If you don't live anywhere near Sequim, then Amazon.com is the place to go.
Yesterday I overheard a local gal say, "You can't spit here without hitting lavender." Well, usually we say something more picturesque about our town with imagery such as "America's Provence." But she's got a point, because the small town of Sequim, Washington, is the only place in the country where you can visit a dozen lavender farms in a single day.
Which dovetails with my passion for writing The Lavender of Sequim: America's Provence. It's part travel guide, part lavender primer, and part inspiration, with exceptional photography by Roger Mosley.
I confess that I'm a lover of all shades of purple. I've read nearly every book about lavender. And the more knowledge I gathered about this versatile herb, the more I wanted to share with you a unique collection of images, recipes, quotations, and tips. I wanted you to find both soothing and exhilarating moments between its purple pages.
If you'd like to learn about the town itself, VisitSunnySequim.com can tell you much more about this special place where an entire cottage industry of lavender products has bloomed year-round, and where purple has become our primary export. And, yes, we also have an disproportionate ratio of purple-loving people in our population.
Bonnie, a nature lover, is the author of twenty-eight heart-to-heart gift books full of animal and nature images, plus one inspiring book on interfaith understanding.