In Bloom

My sage is blooming.  I need to take a picture to show y’all but I just want to say, for the record, that I cut that plant down to the ground last fall with nothing but some dried up stubs of twigs left to show for itself.  And now?  Now it’s blooming.  Amazing, really.

And the jalapeño is blooming.  I know Saraclark said to pluck these first blooms, but I just can’t bear to.  Maybe next year, when I know what I’m doing, I can stand the thought of forgoing fruit right now for more fruit later, but I want to see tiny peppers growing on my plant.

I trust the neighborhood bugs will do their part and fertilize it, right?  Otherwise, I’m going to have to use the cat and he’s not going to stand for me to put bumblebee wings on him, I can almost bet you.

8 thoughts on “In Bloom

  1. Bumble bees pollenate, not fertilize ;-)

    You could let your cat FERTILIZE, but I’d advice against as I believe cat waste is a bit to acidic for more plants.

  2. I planted sage for the first time this year… it’s doubled in size and I have it planted in a pot (at the moment) with dill and a couple of other herbs. What’s the rundown on what I need to do with this… beside put it in the ground after it’s growth spurt?

  3. I’m sure NM will come along and give you some good advice, but basically, I just planted it in the ground and “Ta da” it seems to have made itself quite happy.

  4. The only herb I grow regularly is basil, so I’m no help with sage. Sorry. I think it need sun.

  5. see, I’ve done (and mastered) the basil & chive thing. I don’t want to botch the sage, but if B is saying she just stuck it in the ground and viola, well, that’s good to know. I’m a very non-neurotic gardener.

  6. Does anyone know if Russian sage blooms/puts out leaves from the stems? I did nothing with mine last year (usually knock off the old scraggly “deadwood”) and this year, it looks like the stem might actually be doing something and now I’m thinking that it’s been deciduous rather than dead. I will kick myself if it turns out that I’ve been breaking off live cane and making a dwarf plant rather than a nice healthy shrub.

    I am a hazard to my herb garden, I think.

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