Ayurveda and Biodiversity

 Every garden needs biodiversity! Biodiversity helps ensure the health of ecosystems, and this beautiful yellow flower with red speckles serves just this purpose in our Medicinal Herb Garden. Plus it attracts birds and butterflies to the garden, and is used in making flower essences.

Her purple buddy in the background is Russian Sage, a drought tolerant member of the mint family. Interestingly it is actually neither Russian nor sage, although when you crush the aromatic leaves, the fragrance is intoxicatingly reminiscent of sage!