So I hauled them to the outside of the patio door, Little Match Girl style, to look in at the lucky indoor plants, and remind the indoors that they'd better grow or they'll be outside...
And here's the cut down Russian Sage, from the front yard, getting a bit scruffy looking out front, but doing nicely in this group of dried flowers out back, the ones I failed to make into a wreath (!) and still smelling strongly of sage, even at this season. It will spring up again out front, and meanwhile it looks a bit better out there now.
The birds love the dried flowers, and I've seen Carolina wrens swinging from them and pecking at what I suppose are seeds still in them. So I imagine that if I'd manage to make a door wreath using them, the birds would have played it to bits in no time.
In the background you see in the ground the new one I put in this year, in the corner near the fence. Not big enough to warrant cutting back, since it's sheltered from wind anyway.
What with the sage out back, and other herbs, and the spice bush in the other corner, I'm going to have a very scented garden in a few months. A couple of Adirondack chairs might join them, too, from across the street, looking for a new home.