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Sunday, November 15, 2009

The Green Gardener: Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day - November 2009

pineapple and mexican sage
These are sages and they grow in my backyard. Sages typically bloom late in the season...I guess November qualifies! The red one is Pineapple Sage, Salvia elegans. The leaves smell heavenly, like pineapple, and can be used in cool drinks. The purple one is Mexican Bush Sage, or Salvia leucantha. Its velvety flowers last for-evah.
These two are examples of the "right plant in the right place". Now, if I lived in N. Dakota, it would be a different story, and a different plant. Visit Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day to get some ideas of what you could grow in your garden, wherever you are.

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  1. I have a dear friend and gardener who lives in Sacremento, so I love seeing what is going on in her neighborhood.

  2. Lovely sages! I love the colors together too. Beautiful chickens in the earlier post! Carol

  3. thanks for stopping by...if you ever make it to Sac to visit your friend, go to William Land Park with her, and specifically the Rock Garden across from Fairy Tale Town. It's a secret gem of a garden...lots of people, even
    Sacramento folk don't even know about it.
    and, Carol, if you make it here go to Fair Oaks Village, where the chickens and roosters rule! (gorgeous blog you have, I must say)