Plant Talk: Clary Sage

The Poetry of Plants

The aromatic molecules of Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) have captivated, enraptured and seduced the minds of many for centuries! Join me in the garden and by one of my copper stills to muse over the plant, find inspiration in one of Emily Dickinson’s poems (below) and revel in a few oils to blend with the euphoric Clary Sage.

This “Plant Talk” Video is about Clary Sage in the garden and in a copper still to obtain the beautiful hydrosol.
Come slowly – Eden! (205)
BY EMILY DICKINSON

Come slowly – Eden!
Lips unused to Thee –
Bashful – sip thy Jessamines –
As the fainting Bee –

Reaching late his flower,
Round her chamber hums –
Counts his nectars –
Enters – and is lost in Balms.
A clary sage plant early in its blooming stage growing in my garden in 2019.

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