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Ross Lake Lavender Farm hosts intimate open house


Last updated 7/17/2021 at 9:04am

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Co-owners Ross Rose and Tasha Mariner prepare for the soft open house of Ross Lake Lavender Farm.

On July 10, the new Ross Lake Lavender Farm hosted an intimate open house in preparation for the official opening of the Lavender Farm in 2022. Attendees were able to tour the farm, pick fresh flowers, take photos, and enjoy picnics on the property, all for free.

In 1959, Ross and Helen Daily bought 2,000 acres of land in De Luz, named it "De Luz Heights'' and also created "Ross Lake,' a large man-made lake on the property. They originally grew avocados, then lime trees. On the ranch, the Dailys built their dream home, raised their family, and created lifelong memories.

Ross Rose and Tasha Mariner, the Dailys' grandchildren, grew up exploring the property and spending time with their grandparents on the lake. When the Dailys passed away, Rose and Mariner partnered to create a farm in honor of their late grandparents.

"We wanted to bring the ranch back to life," said Mariner. "The Lavender Farm allowed us to serve the community while still keeping the property in the family."

The Ross Lake Lavender Farm consists of 12,000 lavender plants, 7,000 eucalyptus plants, protea, and more. Rose originally decided to create the lavender farm to memorialize his grandparents and all their achievements.

"The timing was right, and we wanted to create something for Grandpa and Grandma," said Rose. "The lavender is so beautiful, and we just want everyone in Fallbrook to enjoy it."

Mariner was inspired by her cousin's commitment to creating something beautiful in their grandparents' memory.

Sawyer Shepherd and Ryder Smith gather lavender with their friends and family.

"Ross has poured his heart and soul into the farm," said Mariner. "This is how we grew up, going on adventures in nature. This work fills our hearts with so much joy because we're reliving our childhood and we have the opportunity to share it with everyone around us. We're continuing our grandparents' legacy."

Along with the Ross Lake Lavender Farm, Rose and Mariner are also starting a flower shop in Fallbrook in the old McDonald's building on Main Avenue called "Daily Blooms," named after their grandparents. They will be selling homegrown flowers from the farm, fresh and dried, and they will also be shipping the flowers out.

"We want to provide people with the best lavender possible," said Mariner. " We hope that the Ross Lake Lavender Farm and Daily Blooms store will bring a positive experience to everyone in Fallbrook."

The Ross Lake Lavender Farm and the Daily Blooms store are expected to officially be opening to the public in May of 2022.


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