Leaf IV: Satisfaction

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Small things can bring great satisfaction.

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Velvety, fragrant herbs offer leaves both beautiful and delicious.  I eat them mostly with my eyes, but both the sage and scented geranium can be used for cooking or for tea.  Many fry sage leaves in a little olive oil for a savory garnish.

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Their volatile oils perfume the air on hot summer days.  Scented geraniums carry many sweet fragrances, from rose, to citrus, to mint. Their leaves may be large or small, serrated or smooth.  But all are wonderfully fragrant and hold their fragrance as they dry.

Rubbed against our skin, they protect us from mosquitoes as we work in the garden.

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Brought indoors in a vase, their scent fills the room.  These exquisite leaves fill out a bouquet with summer flowers as beautifully as they fill a pot or a border in the garden.

They love the heat and take off when many other garden plants begin to wilt.   Site these beauties in full sun, and watch your satisfaction grow.

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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2017
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For the Daily Post’s
Weekly Photo Challenge:  Satisfaction

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Tri-color sage

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Leaf:  Illumination
Leaf II:  Celebration
Leaf III: Decoration

 

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About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

3 responses to “Leaf IV: Satisfaction

  1. Andrea

    Hi, I was wondering about the leaf in the first picture – do you know what it is? Thanks!

    • Hi, Andrea, the fuzzy leaf in the first and second photos is scented Pelargonium. Those are rose scented and fairly easy to find st nurseries that sell a wide selection of herbs. They are easy to grow.

  2. Pingback: Satisfaction: Shere | What's (in) the picture?

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