Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sage Harvest

It hardly ever does this, picked just as the racemes are rising up from their droop. Yes, it has bloomed standing in water, in which we placed it only to keep it fresh for the tea we imagined having time to make. And now, we are rewarded for our busyness with blooms.

Salvia elegans is early this year, having bloomed on October 20 the last. Not only is it early, but it has become fully hardy at both the beach farm and in the front yard. At the beach farm it is spreading -by seed or by cutting, I do not know. Beautiful flower, good looking structure, and lovely-scented leaves that flavor tea nicely.

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