I had to give the sage a serious hair cut so that the struggling rose could emerge from under it. When plants thrive, they thrive. I’ve had this clump of sage for two years, and it expanded through all the seasons, including winter, only it knows why!
I really don’t know what to do with sage, really, but that is a question for later in the season, when I’ll start harvesting it, for now I’m just looking forward to its bloom, which is about to start any moment now.
The scent sage exudes as it dries is surprisingly pleasant, considering the pungent smell of its fresh leaves.
I felt bad about chopping up almost half of the clump right when it was about to bloom, so I cleaned up all the stems that had buds and made a little “flower” arrangement. Sadly, sage is not one of the plants that make long lasting cut flowers, note to self. The one in the garden is still doing splendidly however.
If you happen to be a brunette, an infusion of sage and rosemary will do your tresses a world of good. Use it as a rinse to darken the gray, restore bounce and shine to your hair and make it grow thicker and healthier from the follicle down to the tip.
Hey, I just found a use for sage, it’s just the smell is not exactly user friendly.

Author's Bio: 

Main Areas: Garden Writing; Sustainable Gardening; Homegrown Harvest
Published Books: “Terra Two”; “Generations”; "The Plant - A Steampunk Story"; "Letters to Lelia"; "Fair"; "Door Number Eight"
Career Focus: Author; Consummate Gardener;
Affiliation: All Year Garden; The Weekly Gardener; Francis Rosenfeld's Blog

I started blogging in 2010, to share the joy of growing all things green and the beauty of the garden through the seasons. Two garden blogs were born: allyeargarden.com and theweeklygardener.com, a periodical that followed it one year later. I wanted to assemble an informal compendium of the things I learned from my grandfather, wonderful books, educational websites, and my own experience, in the hope that other people might use it in their own gardening practice.