Tucked into this blog category are stories ranging from Flowers by the Sea policies -- such as our opposition to print catalogs and plant patenting -- to new customer support tools, including online product filtering. News includes reports about new plant and blog categories as well as product specials. To keep up with our news easily, just click this button or subscribe to our RSS feed by clicking on this orange icon. It appears at the bottom of our Everything Salvias topic list in the left-hand margin on most of our website pages. We hate junk news as much as you do, and will never abuse the privilege of contacting you.
New Product Filtering Tool Helps You with Decision Making Category:News Posted: Aug 16, 2013 12:59 PM Synopsis: Flowers by the Sea now offers a powerful, do-it-yourself, product-filtering tool that makes plant selection easier and faster. It sets up a matrix of choices to help customers sort possible selections for their gardens based on USDA cold hardiness zones, sun exposure, mature height and spread of plants, soil type and water needs. This article explains how the tool works and provides examples of how to use it.
A New Category - Autumn Sage & Mountain Sage Category:News Posted: May 6, 2012 10:43 PM Synopsis: Without a doubt, this group of closely related plants are the most widely grown of the genus. From 'Hot Lips' to 'Texas Wedding', there is something here for everyone.
Where's the Sage? Category:News Posted: Apr 18, 2012 12:11 PM Synopsis: We've been posting pictures of our new Autumn Sage (Salvia greggii) varieties on our Facebook page, but when are they going to be available?
Patio Series Gentian Sage Category:News Posted: Apr 14, 2012 05:34 PM Synopsis: We are very happy to be offering this fine new Dutch series of Salvia patens, developed for containers & small places in your garden.
Minimum Order Size Reduced Category:News Posted: Apr 13, 2012 02:02 PM Synopsis: In order to better serve our customers, we have lowered our minimum order level form $25.00 to $10.00.
New Customer Service Telephone Category:News Posted: Apr 5, 2012 10:00 PM Synopsis: To provide you, our friends & customers with the very best service possible, we have a new telephone number.
The new 2012 version of the USDA Hardiness Zone Map puts almost everyone into a higher Winter Zone.
Spring Inventory Category:News Posted: Mar 19, 2012 11:42 PM Synopsis: Good news for all Salvia lovers (and everyone else who loves unusual plants). We are now starting to list our Spring inventory, which means larger quantities and wider availability.
New Product Category - Pelargoniums Category:News Posted: Nov 29, 2011 12:49 AM Synopsis: Garden Geraniums, properly known as Pelargoniums, are some of our favorite plants. We've started to add them to our site.
I was ecstatic last month when I found this nursery while searching for information on Canary Island Sage.Then, when I discovered that they had Salvia azurea, I just knew that I had to order some things.All told, I ended up ordering 7 plants the week before a big Salvia conference. When they got back, we sorted out shipping everything in one box.It arrived two days later, which happened to be ...
I just love the Divine Sages from FBTS - great quality and prince. The Luna variety is my favorite and I have just ordered my second one! Thank you for carrying this amazing entheogen from the Salvia family.
I am a Salvia fanatic and have fell in love with this company and their amazing selection of unusual salvia. Keep them coming!!!!Colleen
— colleen james
Thank you for the plants that arrived today. They look great.
I ordered 2 Salvia plants on 06/10/12 and recieved them on 06/14/12; not only were the plants healthy, but Flowers By The Sea was generous enough to include a slightly different Salvia to me as a gift! Even better is the fact that I was interested in both to begin with. I placed my order here because of the lower cost of the item of interest to me... I'm glad I gave this company my busines...
I ordered 3 salvia apiana (white sage) plants and they came in right on time. The three plants were large with shoots coming off f them already and a healthy root system. I had ordered 3 of the same plants from another online grower and they came in almost dead and have since died. I give Flowers By The Sea an EXCELLENT and will order from them again!!!!!Thank you,Jessica
I received 2 shipments in 2010, total of 8 plants, all salvias. I received large plants per capita and they were growing in an interesting well-drained mix. It contained what looked like tiny bits of clay pots in place of perlite. I highly recommend this nursery based on 2010 experience and future 2011 same.
JUST LETTING YOU KNOW THAT I RECEIVED THE SALVIAS I ORDER THE NEXT DAY AFTER YOU SHIPPED THEM. THE NINE PLANTS THAT I ORDER WERE IN GOOD SHAPE PLUS THE FREE ONE THAT YOU GAVE ME.SINCE THEY WERE MOIST I LET THEM REST OVER NIGHT AND PLANTED THEM IN GALLON CANS.THE NEXT DAY AND THEY LOOK GOOD.I WILL BE ORDERING FROM YOU AGAIN. VIRGINIA
— virginia furtado
I must say my order of Scarlet Spires salvia arrived as the most beautiful plants I have ever purchased to receive through the mail. Absolutely awesome quality!
— Paula Shacklock
I ordered 4 salvia this year. All arrived GREEN and VIBRANT--no wilt and no breakage. By far the best plant packing I have seen...but most importantly, all the plants went into the ground and took perfectly.I love the selection! Please keep scouring the world for new salvias. Also love the blog!Scott