Thriving in the Garden of Innovations at the Montreal Botanical Garden in Montreal, Quebec you can see the purple coloring of the sage leaves. Many people grow sage in their garden, but whether it looks as healthy as the sage in this picture, is another question.Sage is native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean region but people all over the world attempt to grow their own sage. It is a small evergreen subshrub that grows leaves that are grayish purple in colour and when in full bloom, the flowers are a blueish purple hue. Leaves are prominent all year while the flowers only seem to appear during June, July and August.Many people use sage while cooking as an added flavoring for meats, cheeses, poultry stuffing, soups, sausage meals and even in some drinks. In the medical world, sage has many uses, some being a healing herb for the digestive system, a sore throat or ulcer remedy as well as it rids one of toothaches. As an external healer, it works on insect bites and on skin, throat, mouth and gum infections.If you want to try and grow your own sage, tour through the Garden of Innovations while in Quebec, Canada for any added tips but the hands experience is up to you. The sage plant likes light (sandy) and medium soils that need to be kept well drained but also prefers alkaline soil. Being dry for a long period of time is better for it than being over-watered but it does not like being in the shade. If you follow its preferences, sage might be your next best garden plant that can be fairly easy to grow.Sage - Purpurascens, Salvia officinalis, Garden of Innovations at the Montreal Botanical Garden, Jardin Botanique de Montreal, Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
I photographed this photo with the digital SLR camera model Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II, aperture of f/6.3, exposure time of 1/250 sec. on ISO 100, as always I used a original Canon Lens, the focus lenght for this picture was 180mm.
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