There are more than 700 species of sage, many of them spectacular when in flower, and a number with leaves that are variously scented with pineapple, grapes, tangerine, grapefruit, anise, honey melon or fruit salad. The flowers attract butterflies and … more ♥


There are about 400 species of passionfruit. Many are ornamental, tendrilled climbers, some produce delicious fruit. Most require warm-temperate to tropical conditions. Deciduous in colder areas, it can survive occasional winter freezes.   A common wild flower in the southern … more ♥


The stinging nettle is a cold tolerant herbaceous perennial growing to 1.2m, with coarsely toothed, oval leaves armed with stinging hairs. Tiny green male and female flowers are borne on separate plants, the pendulous branched inflorescences emerging directly from the … more ♥


It has been over a month since I last posted about a herb. I am finally back on schedule and hope to stick to it! I however do not have my reader back and I am at my wits end … more ♥


Wasabi is native to Japan and is a semi aquatic perennial with long stemmed, heart shaped leaves. Its inflorescences of white cruciform leaves reach 40cm. There are a number of varieties, but all form thick, knobbly rhizomes. Grow wasabi in … more ♥


Horseradish is a hardy perennial that forms a rosette of long leaves. The 30 or more strains in cultivation include Bohemian, Swiss and Sass, and almost all of them are sterile. Below ground, horseradish forms a taproot that expands in … more ♥