A couple near Gettysburg have created the Pennsylvania Lavender Festival, which begins on Friday and is expected to draw 3,000 visitors, reports the Baltimore Sun.
The Wajdas purchased Willow Pond Farm, just outside Gettysburg, in 1995. Although it began as an apple orchard, by the time the Wajdas came to it, the farm was 30 empty acres waiting to be filled. They chose to sow acres of fragrant lavender, more often identified with Provence, France, than Fairfield because of its versatility.
"What I'd like is to have every variety of lavender in the world," said Tom Wajda, 69. "We have 110 varieties now, and I'm guessing there are 500 varieties of lavender."Original source: Baltimore SunRead the full story here.