Thursday, April 5, 2012

I had no idea...

...that sage was a perennial. I had to look it up in the new herb book we Jeremy got for his birthday. And there it was in black and white: sage is a perennial. Even so, I never would have believed that to be true for Minnesota.

But today I was doing some work in the yard and I looked over to where the two dead, dried-up, abandoned, dead sage plants were... and they were getting green.

I think it must have been our warm and short winter; I can't think of how else a plant like this could have survived. Now I wish I'd left the rosemary and parsley outside too. They probably would have survived - nothing survives living inside our house.


Arika said...

Sage does pretty well here in Michigan as well! I brought my rosemary, thyme, and oregano inside for the winter and put them under my seed starting lights- they did all right- sounds silly, but they didn't have the same taste that the sun can give them. About to move them back outdoors soon!

Aimee said...

I would believe they'd have a different taste. That is an interesting idea to put them under the seedling lights. I think we've only made our rosemary last through the winter once. Otherwise, we bring in what we've got every winter and by spring they're dead! I'd love to grow a bigger, hardier plant and make it survive winter every year!