Synopsis: This is the very first entry in our Everything Salvias Blog.
Please allow me to introduce myself. I am Kermit Carter, who along with my wife Vikki manage to manage Flowers by the Sea.
Look to this Blog as a place for information and opinions (actually, lots of opinions) about a wide range of topics. I anticipate that many of you may not agree with some of what I have to say. I have been in and around the Nursery buisness for over 40 years now, so expect me to be a stiff debater.
And expect a wide range of topics. Life is too short to be narrowly focused on just one family or genera of plants. We grow a wide variety of at least the following - with enthusiasm:
Salvias from all over the world
California native shade plants
South African bulbs
Heuchera, Tiarella and Heucherella
Odd, strange and unusual Grasses
and of course, more.
Stay tuned. A great post on Salvias coming soon.
And let us know what you would like to see from us.
so glad i found FBTS in an article in the NYT. the quality of the flowers is superb and the service is great. now where to plant all the cupheas and salvia?
— Shotsy Faust
The Salvia reglas and S. scordifolias that you sent are wonderful! They're in the ground and looking happy. You guys are a bit pricey (shipping?), but the plants are robust, and their rarity in the trade makes it worth it, as does your sage advice on planting in my particular climate. Too many of your competitors send runts in tiny pots at lousy planting times for Houston (zone 9a). Please ...
— dave sherron
Was more than satisfied with my well packed and large plants delivered on time. Healthy and in bud and in flower.Pleasure dealing with you.
I cannot find the salvias for our hummers available locally that FBTS carries. The first year I ordered I could not believe how large plants were. And two of them were even in bloom in the shipping box!
— Lisa Herlinger
Thank you so very much for the wonderful service. I received my order quickly ,at the appropriate time and in pristine condition. Unfortunately I Cannot comment on the individual plants growing hardiness as they are still in hardening off process. Here in N.Y. We are still not frost free and we are actually expecting a frost tonight- may 22nd believe it or not.the plants are beautiful & very h...
— Karen Palmer
I cannot rate this company highly enough! Wonderful web site, endless interesting varieties, excellent service, and strong, healthy plants which arrive ready to grow practically right out of the box. I wholeheartedly recommend Flowers by the Sea to all my gardening friends, and only wish I'd discovered it sooner myself.
— Mary Jo Ballator
Always healthy, great looking plants when I unpack them. Really appreciate the huge selection of unusual plants that have become so hard to find. Thanks you FBTS!
— christine kelley
Very pleased with all the salvias that I have purchased. They are planted in a garden setting and are thriving. The salvias are hardy and are thriving. The service and the quality of plants was exceptional. Will keep returning
— Anton T Harris
Very well grown healthy plants. The best mail order plants I have received from numerous growers. For the size of the plants they were priced appropriately.
— Jerald Basham
WOW!!! I just received another shipment of plants froom FBTS. These plants are Beautiful. Perfect condition big healthy salvias!I can't say enough positive things about Kermit and Vikki. By far the best place to buy salvias from. I wouldn't think of buying elsewhere without seeing if they have the plant I am looking for first.I honestly cannot recommend them more highly. Don't...