The Great Lakes Lavender Farm plants category encompasses a diverse range of plants that are ideal for professional and hobby lavender growers. The category includes different lavender cultivars such as English lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), French lavender (Lavandula stoechas), and Spanish lavender (Lavandula dentata).
In addition to the different lavender cultivars, the Great Lakes Lavender Farm also grows a variety of companion herbs such as lemon balm, rosemary, thyme, mint, peppermint, sage, basil, and parsley. These herbs are perfect for lavender growers for several reasons:
- Companion planting: Companion herbs are plants that are grown together with lavender to provide additional benefits such as repelling pests, enhancing soil fertility, and attracting beneficial insects. For example, rosemary is known to repel pests such as mosquitoes, while thyme is believed to attract beneficial insects such as bees.
- Aromatherapy: Herbs such as lemon balm, peppermint, and sage are known for their aromatic properties and can be used for aromatherapy. The aroma of these herbs can help to reduce stress and promote relaxation, making them ideal for lavender growers who want to create a tranquil environment.
- Culinary uses: Herbs such as basil, parsley, and mint are commonly used in cooking and can add flavor and aroma to a variety of dishes. Lavender growers can use these herbs in their culinary creations, adding a unique and flavorful twist to their dishes.
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