Monday, 16 June 2008

"Help!" - Beatles, 1965

We have a love/hate relationship with a large plant outside the front door of our house. It was there when we moved in. Judging from its size, it's been living there for a long time. Here are some photos...

(Click on any of the images for a full-sized version.)

Why do we hate it? Well, when it isn't blooming, it's isn't especially attractive. That's particularly true when it's been pruned back to woody stems. It's untidy looking. But then what do we like about it? Well, when it blooms (like right now), it's really beautiful. And the leaves have a pungent but interesting scent...especially when crushed.

I suspect it might be a Russian Sage. Can anybody help me with this one?

I'm going to send a note to my blogger friend at the Zanthan Gardens blog -- she knows everything!



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