Home Sweet … Sage?

Over the weekend, I spent some time digging holes and planting some plants in the beds on the north side of our building. This took some time and LOTS of energy, but I’m excited to say I’m finished planting all of these plants!

Now, you may be wondering what was planted, so I decideded to share a picture of the new plants. (At least one of them!) I planted 6 individual sage plants and quite the collection of chrysanthemums. The sage is just Common Garden Sage (Salvia officinalis). Right now the plants are still small, but eventually we will have wonderfully large sage plants!

The sage plants are right outside our front door. Won’t these plants be perfect for welcoming visitors to our facility?

Tomorrow … The new blog kitchen!

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  1. HAHAHAH I just DIVIDED my Sage because it was overflowing the bed!

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    1. Lol! I should probably divide my sage plants at home. Most of them have used the entire bed. :)

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  2. Ya can’t have to many sages:) I just planted 3 more in my yard last week.
    Love the salvia family of plants!!!

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    1. A.Granberry and ConnieB,
      I was just thinking and I have a question about your sage. What varieties do you have?

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  3. We have three varieties at home. Tri-color, Purple, and Golden. I love the Purple Sage, but unfortunately the grasshoppers love it too. :( I just have to show my chickens the grasshoppers, then I have stuffed and happy chickens and missing grasshoppers!

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  4. Hi Andee,
    Here is what I have as of now :)

    5 – Salvia Officinalis – garden sage
    1 – Salvia Officinalis – tricolor garden sage
    1 – Salvia Officinalis – golden garden sage
    1 – Salvia Sclarea – clary sage
    1 – Red Sage – not sure of the cultivar, but flowers will be red

    I am always wanting to add more, a few every year!!!

    Mountain Valley Growers in California has 30+ different sages. It is a good place to see what they look like and check for hardiness, height, stuff like that.

    HTH :)
    Connie

    ps Do you have a recipe for a spray lotion? I have one from the store (yikes-some stuff is ok) but like to make my own, cuz, we know we can make better!!!!!!!! I want something lighter for the summer months, and it is fun to spray it on & rub it in real quick.
    Thanks bunches

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  5. Sorry that my reply was delayed! How many do I have now? Or how many have I killed in the past? hehehe Right now I believe that it is Berggarten Sage that is thriving in my herb bed. I just have attempted to grow (and will continue to try!) many varieties in this Georgia red clay including White Sage, Pineapple Sage, Purple Sage, and other variegated sages. :)

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  6. hi, andee. greetings from sintra, portugal. i´ve doing some experiments with soaps and would like to use linseeds oil to make it but i can´t find the proper proportions of oil and potassium hydroxide. is it the same than with olive oil? many many thanks and congrats for a great site and blog

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    1. I am not really sure how linseed oil would work. I think you will need to use raw oil and not processed oil to make soap.

      If you are using fresh oil pressed from the flax seeds then it should convert easily. If you are trying to make soap from linseed which has other resins, solvents or pigments in it, then I would not suggest doing so.

      Please advise what type of oil you are using.

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