A little magic with sage in the garden

For yourself and nature
Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Sage is a popular garden perennial, and it's easy to see why. It grows each spring in green clumps, from which long, square stems emerge with blue-purple or violet-pink spikes. These attract insects and butterflies and move with the slightest breeze, bringing a lot of liveliness to your garden. According to the ancient Romans, sage was a holy herb with a cleansing effect on its immediate surroundings. That makes it a magically beautiful plant for humans and animals.

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SAGE IN YOUR BORDERS AND ON YOUR TABLE

Plant sage in a border and it will make a lush and dreamy path. Plant it in a small plant pot on the garden table as a centrepiece and it will bring visits from friendly butterflies and buzzing bees to your party. Small or large, its cheerful influence on the garden is contagious.

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What’s in a name?

Sage's official name is Salvia nemerosa. Salvia comes from the Latin 'Salvere' which means something like 'to heal' and 'to save'. The suffix nemerosa is a contraction of nemus (forest) and amorosa (loving) and refers to the plant's preference for being near trees, shrubs and orchards. 

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