Welcome to Lavender's Sage, where herbs and growth unite. When herbs are paired correctly with other plants, we gain profound results in our garden, health, and culinary pursuits. Lavender and sage for example, make excellent companion plants. They require similar soil and growing conditions, grow to similar heights, attract, and deter similar insects and pests, and make a stunning border. Growing herbs will not only add beauty and fragrance to your garden but can also have a profound impact on your physical and mental health. Stress relieving lavender and energy boosting sage are traditionally paired together in smudge sticks, believed to encourage positive energy, peace, and protection. Herbs have been used for centuries as natural remedies for various ailments and together, lavender and sage, help fight respiratory discomfort, promote good health and relaxation, and pair well in lemonade and cocktails. Whether you have a sprawling garden or a small windowsill, may you cultivate a love for herbs and experience the joy and benefits they can bring to your life.
MY HERBAL JOURNEY
I grew up in rural Alaska where gardening alongside my mother was a way of life. We grew flowers, vegetables, and herbs for beauty, health, and frankly, survival. Fast forward many, many, years, and I found myself renting a small home in Idaho suburbia. Lacking growing space and a sense of permanance, the joy of gardening had fallen by the wayside. Sure, I'd purchase a few annual flowers from the local garden store every year, but something was missing. Then I got my first lavender plant and it exploded with beautiful, fragrant flowers. I began studying lavender and its numerous benefits and became obsessed! Not only did this plant look, smell, and taste amazing, I was intrigued by lavenders pest repelling powers. This led to me to herbal companion planting, and suddenly my home was filled with plant lights and herb filled potting trays! While options for growing seemed limited at my small rental, I got creative and haven't looked back. My massive learning curve has inspired the creation of Lavendar's Sage in the hopes that it will become a place where we can share, learn, and grow together. Please join me in my continued journey of herbal discovery!