Propagating Plants from Softwood Cuttings
Many edible plants can quickly and easily be rooted in water, these are confirmed: Rosemary Mint (peppermint, spearmint, common mint, etc) Vietnamese mint (this actually grows in water, it’s a marginal aquatic plant) Currants (Ribes family – Blackcurrant, Red Currant Golden Currant) Basil Pineapple sage Lemon verbena Tomato
Tried and True Favorites of Any Western Perennial Flower Garden | Sunset
20 favorite perennial flowers | Pineapple sage (salvia elegans) | At its best in fall when it sends up spikes of vivid red flowers, this salvia’s foliage smells like ripe pineapples. The plant grows 4 feet tall. S.e. ‘Golden Delicious’ grows 1- to 3 feet tall with fire-engine red blooms and chartreuse leaves.
Meet the Mint Family (+ Mint Sun Tea Recipe!)
I walk in my gardens on a July evening, admiring the lush green that abounds in midsummer. The bee balm is chest high and near blooming, the lavender, catnip, and oregano are in full flower; the sage, rosemary, thyme, and basil are growing tender new leaves almost daily; and the peppermint and lemon balm are spreading prodigiously.