|Lemon Grass (pictured above) is one of fifty-six kinds of Cymbopogon grasses. The cool thing about Cymbopogons is that all fifty-six are scented. Lemon Grass, Cymbopogon citratus, is both scented and culinary. The sharp-edged leaves are three feet long but not edible. They are wonderful for tea or steeping in milk for ice cream where they are strained out. However, at the base of the stalk of grass, just underground, is a softer succulent section that is both lemony and spicy. This section is sliced then or pounded and sliced and added to many Southeast Asian dishes.|
|Not a culinary grass but a fragrant one, Citronella Grass, Cymbopogan nardus is distilled for Citronella oil. Citronella oil is also distilled from Cymbopogon winterianus. Unlike Lemon Grass with its wide chuncky blades and white base, Citronella Grass has thin, reedy blades with a reddish base.|
FUN SAGE FACTS
Garden Sage is one of the most beautiful blooming plants in early spring.
Garden Sage flowers provide nectar for hummingbirds and butterflies.
Garden Sage flowers are really tasty and can be added to butters, cream cheese and salads. Visit our pinterest board for more great recipes using sage.
In the language of flowers, Sage means long life, good health and domestic virtue.
Dried Sage keeps its fragrance for a long time which makes it excellent for Potpourri, scented beads, and wreaths.
Sage tea is surprisingly good and may help help to sooth a sore throat.
And sizes, Regular, Dwarf and Window Box. All with the same flavor.
From left to right: Tricolor Garden Sage, Golden Garden Sage
and Dwarf Garden Sage.
These links allow you to view and order both plants
that are on sale and those that are not (just in case you need some of
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