Thursday, December 23, 2010
Here is a flower that should be more widely grown. The semi furry flowers are unusual and the wholly aromatic foliage is nice too. It isn’t quite hardy here in Connecticut but it has successful overwintered here before. A native of Central Europe this plant is part of the mint family. It is considered a shrub and can get tall (4-6 feet) but if it gets too big it can be hard sheared in the spring. Jerusalem Sage is drought tolerant and prefers well drained soil.
I hope everyone is ready for Christmas. Things are getting to a bit of a fevered pitch now. Karen’s new lens arrived yesterday and I hope to go out and shoot a couple of pictures with it to test it since it was actually purchased used.