My sage is doing great - growing vigorously and has quite a few flower buds ready to blossom. What should I do with them? Just let them flower and then remove them as the flowers fade? Or is there a use for the flowers (other than maybe as garnishes). Thanks!
Clip the flowers for garnish. They look great in bottles of flavored vinegars too. But if you want the plant to flourish and don't really care about using the flowers, clip the buds as soon as they appear. Producing seed weakens perennials and they all benefit from "deadheading". If you are growing a hybrid, it won't come back true from the seed anyway. If you want more sage (or other perennial herb) plants, you're better off dividing and replanting your herbs in the spring.