Last Spring I purchased a wonderful plant called a Pineapple Sage. When you rub a leaf between your fingers, it smells like fresh Pineapple. It finally started blossoming in November. Once this plant blossoms, hummingbirds come to get the nectar from each tubular blossom. I snapped a somewhat blurry photo of a hummingbird that arrived to get the nectar from many blossoms and then flew away. Today my Pineapple Sage is full of blossoms and smells wonderful. My friend in Texas also purchased a Pineapple Sage last year but it blossomed much earlier than mine. It may be the difference between her climate in Texas and mine in California. You can bake with the leaves and flowers, but I chose to leave it alone for the hummingbirds to enjoy. I hope you have the chance to get one of these beautiful plants.
2 years ago