Suzanne Steed from Steed and Company Lavender Farm near the historic village of Sparta in Elgin County will talk about how, when, and where we can grow lavender in Canada at the February General Meeting of the Tillsonburg Horticultural Society on Tuesday, February 6. Suzanne says that lavender belongs to the mint family, distinguished by its square stems and distinctive fragrance. There are over 15 species of lavender with many different cultivars that span the colour range from pale violet to deep indigo including pink and white cultivars. “At our lavender farm we grow, Lavandula angustifolia and many of its cultivars, because of its more hardy nature wintering in zones 5-8,” Suzanne says.
The Horticultural Society meets in the Senior Centre Auditorium at the Tillsonburg Community Centre starting at 7:30 p.m. Annual memberships for 2018 will be available at a cost of $15 each. Everyone welcome.