The prairies encompass everything I love. The quiet, distant sounds that calm; the open air that inspires; the smells that bring comfort, and the sunshine that warms me. My Prairie Story is about sharing all the good things that have been instilled in me growing up and living on the prairies - my new and old family recipes, nurturing my homegrown garden, making my house a home, getting away to our cabin at the lake, and just keeping up with life! ~ Alison Zulyniak
My Perennial Sage, or as I know it as, Salvia, has started to show it's vibrant violet flowers. My aunt gave me this plant as a transplant from her garden last summer. With little care, it has thrived in my full sun bed and has attracted butterflies - just yesterday I saw a huge monarch butterfly on it.
The name Salvia comes from the Latin salvere, meaning “to save,” referring to the plant’s curative properties to treat ulcers and snake bites, and to improve memory. Sage is also known as a herb with it's popularity in stuffings, soups, stews and sausage.
Next spring, I hope to divide this plant to expand the grouping along the border of my peony bed.