Those who want to quickly thicken a new garden or a bare terrace can rely on some herbaceous plants that boast a very fast two-year cycle. And then, as they mature, they get bigger and more majestic.
Here is a proposal from the Home and Garden Experts of ProiezionidiBorsa, which gladdens even a banal space. And why not, it also delights our table.
This showy, flowering plant grows everywhere and is delicious for flavoring roasts and omelettes. It is the clary sage, much appreciated for its generous beauty and flowering from blue to lilac, among the silver leaves.
A “prima donna” sage for the vegetable garden and garden
The varieties of the sages are innumerable. This is a very resistant, who, if we let her do it, becomes a “prima donna” in our garden.
Over time, the plant creates an important, almost woody, central stem that can grow over a meter high. It grows more willingly among stones than in soil, both near gravel paths and in soft lawns. It prefers sandy and cool soils. We often see it growing spontaneously in the sunny prairies, together with poppies.
Garden architects usually place it near stiff hedges of evergreen, Mediterranean plants such as myrtle or mastic.
This showy, flowering plant grows everywhere and is delicious for flavoring roasts and omelettes
Like all varieties of sage, clary leaves also have excellent leaves to be enjoyed in breadcrumbs and fried or added to omelettes.
The clary is perfect for stuffing veal rolls and raw ham. But also to gently wrap pork fillets passed in a finely chopped garlic, pine nuts and thyme, or rolled in rustic mustard.
A firm tie with food string and slow cooking in a pan is required. We can add, if you like, a few pieces of rennet apple or even some ripe purple plums or some Marostica cherries cut in half.
Let’s not forget to collect the seeds of this majestic sage, to multiply it where we prefer, otherwise in a few months we will see it “do it by itself”: move by itself. It sprouts somewhere else, with its new shoots, like a haughty queen in her garden.