How Does Gwyneth's Garden Grow?

Goop readers were left wondering if they had wandered onto Miley Cyrus' blog by mistake when Gwyneth Paltrow posted a photo of her garden featuring some nice, big, juicy salvia plants!

Are Miley Cyrus and Gwyneth Paltrow kindred spirits? A photo posted on the latter actress' Goop blog has left many fans wondering if the pair may have smoked a peace pipe together.

GOOP garden

Take a look at Gwyneth's lovely garden, which she so helpfully labeled for us. We have some kale, some sage, some mint -- mmm, mojitos -- and what's that? Salvia? That sounds familiar.

Wasn't it salvia that Miley Cyrus was smoking in that hilarious yet uber-controversial video a few months back? Yes, it sure was.

We understand that Gwyneth is married to a rock star and that Europeans have a very different view of certain mind-altering substances than we as stodgy Americans have, but what is the deal here?

Gwyneth Paltrow

Is Gwyneth really growing a hallucinogen in her herb garden?

Not quite. Turns out that the Latin name for common cooking sage is salvia officinalis. Salvia divinorum is the fun kind that Miley Cyrus is more familiar with.

Of course, we're simply giving Gwyneth the benefit of the doubt here. Since she didn't actually label the herb with its full name, we'll never know. But next time you head over to her house for dinner, leave the video camera at home -- just in case.

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Comments on "Move over Miley Cyrus: Gwyneth Paltrow is growing salvia!"

Alice May 24, 2011 | 9:04 AM

So, basically you didn't read that article then, Gravity? Because it specifically states she's not growing the hallucinogenic kind.

Gravity May 12, 2011 | 4:30 PM

There are 1000 species in the genus Salvia. In fact Sage & Mint are in the same family as Salvia, Lamiaceae. This is a story about nothing and is inflammatory to anybody with a brain between their ears.

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