Fragrant Memories

Posted on Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Do you remember the perfume your mother wore when she kissed you on her way out to a formal occasion? Smell is said to be the sense most linked to memory, because the organs you use to detect scents are closely linked to the brain's limbic system, which is extremely important to memory and emotion. A person encounters most new scents during childhood, so those may be the ones that evoke the strongest emotions, but even today a trip to the Garden, especially at night, will delight and create new ..

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Tropical Sage, Salvia coccinea

Posted on Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tropical sage is a very showy, commonly-planted wildflower that is exceptionally easy to care for. The native tropical sage will reward gardeners year-round with one-inch long, red, salmon, white, or pink blooms, depending on the variety. The abundant flowers are extremely attractive to native wildlife, such as butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds.

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