Friday, May 30, 2008

Meadow Sage

I was delighted to see the male ruby throated hummingbird on this meadow sage. It's one of my special plants not just because of the hummingbird or its deep blue color, but because it makes me remember a very special trip. Mother's Day 2002 my daughter took the train from NYC to Croton. We met her at the station and she took us to visit Wildflower Island. It is a very special place for a person who loves wildflowers.

The meadow sage in their plant sale was identified as a tender perennial. The original plant is still with us as are many of its daughters. This is one of those plants that pops up here and there in the garden. I can't keep them all, but I do have several in pots waiting for a new home.

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