In my previous post, we took a brief look in the rear view mirror. This post goes further back, to the beginning of my blogcation, in late March.
Preparing for my weekend visitor, I fill the vases…..
for the table
and for the bedroom
Today, April 13 is Thomas Jefferson’s birthday. One of my favourite websites for plant information is this one http://www.monticello.org/site/visit . I would like to visit the Monticello gardens, one day. In the meantime, I looked up sage and borage to see if they featured at Monticello, and they do. I particularly liked this reference to sage/salvia.
“This Mediterranean shrub has been grown in gardens since at least the thirteenth century. It was thought to prolong life, even “render men immortal.” Sage was a standard item in gardens from colonial times, and was included by Jefferson in a list of “Objects for the garden this year” in 1794. The term Salvia comes from the Latin salveo meaning “I am well,” a reference to its virtuous powers. In addition to being a useful culinary herb, Sage is an attractive ornamental dwarf shrub that attracts bees and butterflies, but is not favored by deer.”
Although I do not have to worry about deer ( snails are bad enough! ) eating my plants, I love that I have a plant in my garden that relates to health and well-being and healing. How lovely to look back and realise that I greeted my special guest with a vase of ‘well being”.