Thursday, 30 May 2013

A Man Of Infinite-Resource-And-Sagacity

Don’t you just love that description [it is the description of the Mariner, in the Kipling story ‘How the Whale got his throat’] Sagacity means wisdom – and a wise man is often called a sage.

more sage

We have planted some sage [the herb, not the wise man] at Cornerstones, and discovered on Monday that it is flourishing.

Bob pruned it, and I brought back a bunch of leaves to try and dry them.

Sage is particularly good in pork dishes.


I was surprised to find the bush covered in flowers too.

I have stripped the leaves and laid them on a tray to dry, but put the flowers in a little terracotta pot.

They do not have much fragrance, but I like to see them on the windowsill

They remind me that sagacity - wisdom is an important quality.

James 1:5 tells us If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.


  1. Bees love sage flowers. It's an important bush to have in the garden.
    Jane x

  2. Lovely...but watch it, it will take over if you aren't careful!

    1. Currently it is in a small front bed between two lavender bushes. Will regular pruning be enough to keep it under control?
      Or is it like mint and should it be replanted in a container? Please advise!!

    2. Prune it to within an inch of it's life and it will behave. It doesn't throw runners as mint does.
      Jane x

  3. Guess where I am! I'm on your tablet! I have often prayed that verse, but it's a lifetime answer, I think!

  4. I love sage, but ours has not come back this year, perhaps too much snow?


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