Sunday, October 19, 2014

Terry Terry quite contrary, How does your garden grow?

So anyway ...

I'm cleaning out my garden preparing everything for winter - collecting seeds and harvesting wild herbs, talking to elves and rabbits ...

While cleaning out the pots wherein I planted salvia guaranitica (salvia 'black and blue' - planted in memory of my parents who loved to fight and beat up each other), I came upon what appears to be carrots - the salvia roots bore brownish carrots or potatoes.  I was totally mystified.

Pray tell, does anyone know about such things?  Are they edible?  Are there any pharmaceutical uses for salvia?

Do tell.


  1. Are there pharmaceutical uses? You betcha!

    It's easier to just Google Salvia miltiorrhiza and check out Wikipedia. And then check out some of the other links.

    I was out sacrificing some spring lilac blooms by severely cutting back some bushes. Since I have at least another hundred lilacs bushes, I won't miss blooms on that particular bush. Filled the pick-up to overflowing. Yay!

    1. I knew you would know - Thanks Adrienne!

  2. I forgot to tell you that all my hosta are doing great. I always think of you when I look at them - in particular, when they're blooming.


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