Monday, June 17, 2019

Lavender fields forever

Fielfs of purple at a Salt Spring Island lavender farm...
A field of rich purple and green...
During a recent camping trip to nearby Salt Spring Island, we paid a visit to a lavender farm. Did you know that there are three broad kinds of lavender?

French lavender is used in the creation of beauty products. It's the one that you probably think of when you think of the flower.

English lavender is used in cooking.

Spanish lavender is used mostly as a cross pollinator. It's a pale white/yellow colour, not the traditional purple that you normally associate with lavender.

Stalks of lavender on Salt Spring Island...
Prince would approve...