This time of year presents the onslaught of many favorite things: the fragrance of cinnamon and nutmeg fill shops, children get their first break since summer, holiday lights begin to illuminate the streets in the evening and everyone pays attention to my very favorite herb — sage. Sage is the quintessential flavor of Thanksgiving because many staples of the Thanksgiving table include sage. I would like to share with you a few of my favorite ways to use sage for Thanksgiving, but also for the other 364 days. Also, sage is tremendously easy to grow in your summer garden or even in a windowsill through the winter.
Nov 11 2011 | Posted in Master Gardener
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The onset of summer brings a plethora of colors to the perennial garden bed. A few summer favorites stand out, like red roses, purple catmint, and yellow coreopsis. Perhaps no other perennial has as many diverse color selections as that of Hemerocallis, or daylily. Many people are familiar with the common orange “ditch lilies” or yellow “Stella d’oro,” These two well known daylilies are just the beginning of the rainbow for the home gardener. Almost any color one can imagine can be found in this easy care perennial. From pastel pinks and yellows to vibrant reds and purples, the home owner has an ever expanding palette. With more than 35,000 registered daylily cultivars, there are sure to be a few you might find suitable for your garden.
Jun 24 2011 | Posted in Master Gardener
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