Monday, February 23, 2009

More Green and Silver in the Herb Garden!

Believe it or not there is still snow on the ground here! During the brief time last week when the ground was exposed, I snapped some pictures of green growth in the herb garden. The gray green plant in the upper part of the photo is Salvia officinalis 'Berggarten' or Berggarten sage. You can use it just as you would the regular garden sage for cooking. It really shines with its bigger leaves along a border. It is reliably hardy for us in Zone 6. I have had this one bloom, but it does not usually bloom in the northern part of the country. The other spot of gray green toward the bottom of the photo is Thymus argentea 'Hi-Ho' or Hi-Ho Silver Thyme. I really have a hard time wintering this one. I think it likes the spot I placed it in this year. Whoo Hoo! Finally, I got something right!

2 comments:

comfrey cottages said...

thanks for the info! sigh, wiating for spring here also dear. i took the walk around also, last week, and saw yarrow and a few more things, trying to bravely peek up through the leaf litter and snow! big hugs to you from leslie:)

lemonverbenalady said...

Thanks for stopping by Leslie! A big hug to you also ;-)