Monday, March 7, 2011

Whats Blooming This Week?

We have over twenty different varieties of Salvia or Sages in the Cottage Garden and many are in full bloom right now. 

They are tough, easy to propagate and having survived every conceivable climatic condition now form the backbone of our perennial plantings

The  leaves of Common Sage and  Pineapple Sage  are a popular flavouring ingedient in many dishes , but we should remember that all the Sages have edible flowers, the red and blue ones being particularly rich in anthocyanins , an important anti-oxidant. 

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