Thursday, May 27, 2010

S is for ...

Jenny Matlock


Sage or salvia is an herb that has many varieties, from regular culinary sage that is the primary seasoning for holiday stuffings and such, to a whole host of others like:
Russian sage (gorgeous purple flowering plant),
Clary sage (another pretty herb, and one used in a variety of ways )
and my own personal favorite-
Pineapple sage (lovely pineapple fragrance with pretty red blossoms). 

Since I'm running rather short on time, I'll leave you with a link to some great info. and recipes for Pineapple sage at The Essential Herbal  (Lots of good reading there my friends, enjoy your visit!) 
And if you'd like to learn more about sage in general, check out the info. at  No wonder they call it salvia!  (and I did discover by accident that now the druggies have discovered their own use for one variety of salvia ... idiots.) 

OK, that's it for this week's Alphabe-Thursday here, but for more sensational S posts, visit Jenny Matlock today!


  1. I love pineapple sage too. But the puppy got the plant and tore it apart. I hadn't planted it yet. So I am thinking about getting another. It isn't too late.

    My lavender is blooming. It smells so good. This is the first time I have had luck with it and I just planted this spring. I have to get to the Lavender Farm that is about an hour from us. It will be a wonderful trip.

    Have a blessed day.

  2. I have regular sage and pineapple sage growing in pots on my deck. And Russian sage growing on the sunny side of the house with the roses. I have never heard of clary sage before, so will have to go look that one up.

  3. I love the smell of sage, not to mention the taste in stuffing!!

  4. Very interesting as usual. When I have time I'm going to look at that link. I can't imagine what druggies would be using it for LOL.
    Great S post.

  5. I've only had plain old sage and I find it pretty strong. Maybe I'll give the pineapple a shot. Can't hurt, right?

  6. I love my Russian sage and ordinary old grow-in-the-gravel sage. It blooms, the deer don't eat it and it fills up some bare spaces - great plant all 'round.

  7. Just waitng for my salvia to bloom!

  8. I love sage too. However, it took over our herb bed and produced more than any one city could possibly need...starting over again in a pot this year. Thanks for stopping by at Life is Good.

  9. Hi Catherine!
    Thanks for the info..
    Did you know St John's wort is used for depression. My next door neighbor is a doc and said we should just roll around in it...I have it all over the place!

  10. Thanks for sharing on Salvia. I might have to make some tea.

  11. Well, d'oh.

    Catherine, I never ever knew that sage and salvia were related even though the leaves and the blossoms are very fragrant on my lovely red salvia plant.

    Thanks for this post. It really did make me go "d'oh".

    I really appreciate this informative and fun stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "S"!

    Thanks for linking up!


  12. I had absolutely no idea about sage, didn't know there were more than one kind. thanks!

  13. I loved my sage bushes at my old house. They were so heat, drought and negligence tolerant! Perfect for a busy mom who frequently took her brood and traveled for weeks at a time in the summers.

  14. Nice post...I so like sage...have a bit in the garden...I can smell it now...Peace and blessings

  15. Hubby (jeff campbell) and I have an herb garden in our front bed. We are trying to start an aromatic garden and sage is one of our herbs. I have had mint in my planter for 3 years and use it to make fruit mint tea. I also have lemon blam in the other planter, I kinda didn't like it so I pulled it up and tossed it into the weed pile, now we have at least 7 sunches growing in our herb area.....that stuff is tough! Thanks for reading my posts!


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