Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pineapple Sage

I wish that pineapple sage didn't bloom so late in the year. It has beautiful reddish orange blooms, that are reminiscent of saliva. The hummingbirds love it, and even when not in bloom it smells wonderful (like pineapple). The only problem here is Wisconsin is that it is a very late bloomer. In fact mine just started to bloom earlier in the week. This morning the temperature outside was 25 degrees, so I thought for sure it would be dead. However when I checked it this afternoon it was still alive and kicking. It is on the warmest side of my house, but I would be very surprised if it last through the rest of the week.

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