What is that sweet, floral scent I smell early in the morning? Ah, yes, it’s the beautiful lavender
plants near my front porch. Every morning, I close my eyes and transport myself to a beautiful
field filled with lavender – it’s a nice quick trip and helps me start off my day perfectly. It’s a
great addition to your garden, with endless benefits, and most importantly, low in
maintenance! In my experience, if you plan on planting one, make sure it’s placed in a partly
shaded area and keep in mind, it’s not necessary to water them every day.
This glorious plant grows small beautiful, light shaded purple flowers, that give a calming, scent that will immediately soothe your nerves. It’s a fantastic way to start off your morning, and another plus, it’s known for its ability to help you relax and fall asleep quicker. The flowers can be used to make soap, oil for your skin, potpourri, tea and even be used to in a warm bath to end your day just right.
Nerves aren’t the only thing it will calm. It is known as a natural bug repellent. Mosquitoes and
moths do not like the smell of lavender and will go the other way. Another reason to plant one
in your garden. You can also apply lavender oil on your exposed skin to prevent irritating bites
– that’s right, you can make natural bug repellent too!
You don’t need to travel to France to enjoy the beauties of a lavender field. In Southern
Ontario, we are fortunate to have many Lavender Farms available at our doorstep.
Taking a day trip and appreciating the magnificence of these farms is a must.
Here are some Lavender Farms in Southern Ontario:
Stonewell Lavender Farm: 9762 Wellington Rd. 42, Erin, ON, N0B 1T0
Christel Lake Lavender: 1381 Scugog Lake 12, Greenbank, ON L0C 1B0
The Lavender Farm: 769 Drumbo Rd, Ayr, ON N0B 1E0
When you go for a visit, you’ll notice tons of bees at the farm. Yes, that’s right - it’s a natural
bee magnet. The fragrance draws bees, and it’s known to be one of the most attractive plants
for them! Planting lavender in a pot or in your garden is a great way to create a bee friendly