Post by desertwoman on Oct 13, 2019 13:41:06 GMT -5
As beautiful and drought tolerant as they are, I have added russian sage to my Do Not Grow List.(someone mentioned to me, this summer, that it is now on an official Do Not Grow List- I think she said Master Gardeners?)
Official or not, I have been pulling them out, a few at a time since early spring. They spread aggressively with runners and seedlings. And when I had 21 plants in various spots, I could not keep up with keeping them contained. They were moving into our lane, into flower beds and native grass lawns. Everywhere. I am down to 11 and I will pull more out over the next year.
Northern New Mexico Zone 6b (formerly Zone 5) Posting since 2005
Thanks, desertwoman. Because of their drought tolerance, it seems like so many neighborhoods around here have the sage. I have a friend down the street from us that just loves the 'lavender' everywhere! No amount of explanation will change her mind, even sharing some of my real lavender. Oh well.
Leave Room in Your Garden for Angels to Dance.
OGer since March 2003.
Colorado Zone 5
I'm sorta feeling the same way about oregano here as you feel about the sage... It's trying to take control
Don't you use it? It's the most useful herb I have. It is overrunning the thyme, and I need to use more. I read last night that oregano contains beta-caryophyllin (E-BCP), a dietary cannabinoid, so I wondered if it could be a sleep aid and had a small cheese sandwich with fresh oregano before going to bed. I slept well, but one time doesn't prove anything.
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