An informative sampling focused on herbs and tea with an occasional sprinkling of fairy dust and a glimpse into family activities too. The contributions to this blog is the combined effort created by the sisters of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances.
Around here the Pineapple Sage plant is in full bloom in late fall. Not only does this plant have a fabulous pineapple fragrance but it has these stunning red blossoms that attract nectar loving birds. It is glorious as it delicately flows in the breeze. It is considered a tender perennial here in the North, since it won't survive our winter. We have planted it in the ground and probably won't dig it up to bring indoors for the winter since it is close to 4 feet tall. We treat it more as an annual and will simple plant another next spring. We use the pineapple sage (Salvia elegans) as an edible flower and particularly enjoy its flavor in sorbets. The red tubular flowers are pretty and tasty sprinkled on salads as well.