Local lavender growers defy mid-winter blues with gathering

by Emily Leeson
Heather Morrissey had high hopes when she moved from Ontario to rural Nova Scotia with the intention of buying a farm to grow lavender. But that first winter though was tough. “I lost 2,000 plants,” recalled Morrissey. But she didn’t give up. In fact, she just got more serious about growing lavender in Nova Scotia’s climate. What she needed was tougher plants.

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