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Lavender is an historic Hancock Farm crop. Crops were taken to Baltimore and sold on commission. The link below will take you to 3 different examples of Commission Reports.
Lavender is a small aromatic evergreen shrub of the mint family. It has narrow leaves and bluish-purple flowers. These plants are native to the Mediterranean, the Arabian Peninsula, Russia, and Africa. They have been used cosmetically and medicinally throughout history. These plants are cultivated extensively in temperate climates as ornamental plants for garden and landscape use, for use as culinary herbs, and also commercially for the extraction of essential oils.
Lavender has been known for its gentle and soothing fragrance since ancient times. It was used to mask the scent of foul smells in the streets of old, and remains a delicate and lovely scent for households worldwide. It has been said that the Greeks and Romans used lavender in the public baths. Besides having a pleasing scent, lavender also repels insects. The flowers are used in potpourri, herb pillows, and sachets to ward off moths with a clean, non toxic scent.