Such is the case with the sage in my garden. Thinking I would only pick up one thing - not even a plant, mind you - I came home with a series of herbs, including two sage plants two years ago. One didn't make it as the leaves seemed tasty to some little critter other than myself. This plant has survived, although it struggles with a nibbler still. I harvest a bit now and again, but leave most of the plant in tact so that it carry on unimpeded to health. And perhaps as a positive sign, it is blooming. Sweet little blue flowers emerged in pleasant contrast to the yellow edible chrysanthemum blooms of a winter leftover I plopped in just behind it three weeks or so ago.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Sage in Bloom
Like any gardener does in spring, I tend to buy too many plants when I go to the nursery. I really don't know a cure for this. I've tried to limit the amount of money I bring. I try to make sure my bike baskets are already a little full. I write a list and swear that I will stick to it. But, there always seems to be one (OK, make that about three) extra plants that come home with me. There's always a sale or there's always something on my list that the nursery is out of so I simply have to get something else.