Monday, May 9, 2016

Garden Sage

The garden sage has been blooming for over a month, lending a fairy tale quality to the vegetable garden.


Rising in the center is a pink clementis vine.


My menfolk are hardwired to ignore anything girlie, but they are awestuck by the sage. 

Flowering sage is new-to-me. My oldest son is a chef, and he says the blossoms can be used for sweet and savory dishes. 



In and out of the kitchen, sage has many virtues. You can read more about this herb HERE.

Mother Earth Living has an informative article about the types of sage you can grow--ideas and recipes are included.


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17 comments:

  1. Love Clary Sage--it draws bees & hummingbirds in droves!! Your Clematis looks like 'Nelly Moser'--I have 9 Clematis & 2 of them are Nellys, which have huge pink & mauve blooms so much larger than most cultivars. So fun to 'discover' the treasures you didn't know were on your property!

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  2. Beautiful flowering sage, Michael. I still miss the nice perennial and herb garden I had at our first home. Enjoy using your sage!

    Hugs,

    Denise

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  3. I love sage especially hen I make dressing for turkey. I love the Jimmy Dean Sage Sausage, very good. Always have a plant of it.
    Thanks so much for the recipes.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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  4. Ooh I love it! I had some but it seems to have disappeared. It sure makes a statement in such a large quantity! Love the clematis. I just got one and installed it the other day. It will take a few years to amount to anything. I'm marveling at how many perennials and shrubs there are there!

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  5. Beautiful sage. I hope to have healthy herbs this summer.

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  6. It's lovely, Michael Lee. Mine is not yet blooming. Thanks for the link. I'm off to read it.

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  7. What a spectacular surprise, Michael Lee, to view in your vegetable garden! Thanks, too, for adding the link for us to check out. Enjoy your day in the garden.

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  8. Your photos are gorgeous! I just love seeing sage blooms in big clusters like this. They look so pretty when many are planted together. I'd love to invite you to stop by the Inspiration Thursday link party on my blog at inthenewhouse.com and share one of your blog posts. We kick off on Wednesday nights at 9pm EST and party all day Thursday and Friday. I hope to see you there!

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  9. I have salvia in my landscape which I love and I used to have Henryi clematis, but the location(different area from salvia) was too hot on a trellis in front of the brick chimney. I had even planted at the clematis' base(roots), but it didn't help. Love your plantings.

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  10. Love the sage! I used to grow Russian Sage just for the pretty flowers. Now I grow regular garden sage plus I just planted pineapple sage for the first time - can't wait to see those flowers!

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  11. I love all of your blooms...girly or not. ha! sheila

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  12. So beautiful...I have ornamental sage growing in the yard now...Just love the wooden planter box!

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  13. The blooming sage is lovely to see and I can imagine the delicious dishes you will create to use this fresh herb. Always enjoy the lovely pictures you share. Blessings to you as we continue to move along in this Spring weather. Rainy here and flowers are blooming big time except our lilacs fizzled. sigh.
    d

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  14. Love sage, your photos are amazing.

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  15. Your photos are gorgeous and I love the combination of the clematis with pretty purple sage blooms! Our sage has been blooming for a couple of weeks now. It's always a pretty surprise to the see the herbs with blooms, a two-in-one gift, beautiful and fragrant.

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  16. Loved reading about your garden sage. It is so pretty and I love how the clematis is intertwined.

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  17. That is a beautiful variety of sage! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

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