I love growing herbs in my garden. They feed the bees when almost nothing else is blooming. In spring and summer they add color to my flower beds. Some herbs are still blooming a bit in October. Those are some reasons I've chosen them as my good thing for today.
I grow these sages mostly for their interesting folage, though the clary sage does bloom in the summer, producing large flower spikes.
On the left above, is tricolor sage. To its right is clary sage. See photos of even more varieties of sage.
My favorite herb, oregano, is almost through blooming, but you can still see plenty of its white flowers. This is the herb I use the most. I dry some every year.
The hyssop below has almost stopped blooming, but you can still see a few purple flowers. At this time of year most of the interest comes from the dry flower spikes that hold the seeds. Most of the seeds have dispersed by now.
The catmint also has a few flowers. Like the hyssop, it's mostly stopped blooming, leaving only the seed husks and a few leaves one could use for tea or make cats happy.
The black sage below has finished blooming. It's dry flower spikes are still striking. It's a great photo to pin.
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