K-Falls Essentials, run by Cliff and Diana Warrick, produces homemade lavender products. This summer, they hoped to open their small lavender farm to the public.

It’s hard to tell by looking at it this time of year, but at the height of summer, Cliff and Diana Warrick’s yard flushes with purple. As hundreds of lavender shrubs bloom, an unmistakable sweet, floral scent wafts down the dry hillside.

With more than 650 lavender plants spanning approximately an acre, the Warrick’s farm is likely the largest lavender-growing operation in the Upper Klamath Basin. Perched on a south-facing ridge just north of Klamath Falls proper, they can see Mt. Shasta while strolling past rows of violet-tipped bushes on a clear day.