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Plant Pairings: Lavender & Sage

Updated: Mar 5

Lavender and sage make a great pairing
Lavender and Sage

Welcome to our delightful garden sanctuary, where we explore the wonders of nature's gifts. Today, we embark on a fragrant journey to discover the incredible benefits of growing lavender and sage together. From their bountiful harvests to their enchanting scents, these herbs are a true powerhouse in both the garden and beyond. Lavender's elegant presence adds height, grace, and a touch of whimsy, while sage offers a grounding presence with its lush foliage. Together, they create a visually captivating display that enriches any garden landscape.

Lavender and sage are Mediterranian plants with similar growing requirements. These perennial plants are drought resistant and thrive in well drained, low to medium fertilized soil. If local soil conditions have high levels of clay and lack drainage, then container planting may be the way to go. Soil should be a loam mix of potting soil, sand, and compost. Roots should have time to absorb vital nutrients without remaining waterlogged. Wet feet will quickly lead to root rot! Plant in a sunny spot with a minimum of 5-8 hours of full sun. In areas of extreme heat, a bit of afternoon shade can be a welcomed respite.

While lavender and sage are pest-resistant, this powerful duo will help create a more resilient garden ecosystem that naturally reduces over-all pest pressure. Together, their powerful scent helps to deter mosquitos, flies, moths and even slugs. These same aromatic scents also attract vital pollinators such as bees, butterflies, wasps, and natural predators like ladybugs and lacewings that feast on aphids and other soft bodied pests.

Here's to the flourishing partnership of lavender and sage, may their combined strength and beauty bring resilience and vitality to our outdoor spaces and well-being. When we grow our own herbs, we reap the aesthetic, aromatic, and natural pest control benefits they provide, but that's just the beginning! We also get to enjoy their mood-boosting, flavor enhancing properties, confident that they are free of pesticides or other unknown contaminants. Just fresh, organic, deliciousness! I don't know about you, but I'm headed to the kitchen to create something yummy! Lavendar Sage Lemonade anyone?

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