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Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans)

Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans)

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This plant is a definite sign of autumn in my Maryland zone 7 garden, since it is the last plant to bloom, which happens in about mid-September here. I have noted that the hummingbirds actually wait around for it to bloom before heading south.

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California Springtime

California Springtime

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I am on the road again--springtime--and I am off across the country speaking to gardeners and herbal enthusiasts from coast to coast and in-between.

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Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans)

Pineapple Sage (Salvia elegans)

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Last night, we had our first frost warning, so yesterday sent local gardeners scurrying about, trying to harvest the last of our herbs, pick the chiles, and gather green tomatoes. The pineapple sage was in her full regalia and I really didn't want to cut her, however she is now a huge, gorgeous bouquet; too big for the dining table, she graces the living room. No wonder her botanical name is Salvia elegans--such an apt description.

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