Friday, November 12, 2010
Pineapple Sage - at the very least - sounds delicious. I love to grow and use fresh herbs and sage is one of my favorites. But, this plant and it's blooms is just plain beautiful. My sister who lives in southern Missouri had tons of it growing last summer. It took over her garden and those red flowers were spectacular. During a visit there, I took some cuttings, pressed and dried them and created this block #4 for my 'Power of the World' quilt. The finished block looks like winter with greens and reds even though pineapple sage strictly a summer plant, but it balances the other blocks nicely.
Dried and pressed Pineapple Sage: