Dear Garden Coach: I recently attended a plant sale where I saw this plant in a very large container. Can you tell me what it is, and can I grow it in a container. It looked like a big salvia. — J. Hastings, ConcordDear J: The plant you are referring to is Lepechinia hastata, a rather large semi-evergreen shrub. However, Lepechinia, whose common name is pitcher sage, is not a true sage.
Dear Garden Coach: I attended your talk at “Our Garden” this week, and you had a native Abutilon that you shared with the group. I am wondering if you can give me the name, more information and maybe a source for finding this beautiful plant. — Tracey H., ClaytonDear Tracey: The beautiful native Abutilon that I shared is a called Abutilon palmeri, or Indian Mallow.
Dear Garden Coach: Why is my basil so tough? I planted sweet basil in a barrel with tomatoes, and it is watered deeply. The plants grow well, but the basil leaves are tough. They smell great and taste OK, but I must julienne them before eating. Any ideas? Thanks— B.R. Flannery, PittsburgDear B.: Here is some general information about basil, since there are many types, and some are more tender than others. Lettuce leaf, a Japanese basil, is one of my favorites because the leaves are large and tender.
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