Friday, August 31, 2012

salvia officinalis

"Why should a man die whilst sage grows in his garden?
(English proverb)

I have yet to find a good spot for my sage to flourish in my herb garden. Every year I patiently try new places to set a sage plant. It lives but it remains good only where the new growth comes in, then it becomes rather pitiful in state. 

But Claire's plant is lush, healthy and beautiful to behold. She gifted me with a bunch a few week's ago which is seen drying here to be used in my chicken dishes cooked and simmered during the garden's winter sleep.

3 comments:

wayside wanderer said...

Isn't it lovely?

GretchenJoanna said...

Yes, it is lovely....I have had several sage plants in the garden over the decades and they don't seem to last long. I haven't even tried one for years, but now that you've reminded me, I'm thinking about trying again!

Pieces of Sunshine said...

I've not cooked with sage, it looks beautiful. Your photo has great composition and lines, I love the green against the woodwork.

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