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.
One of my favorites. The color of the beautiful blue flowers and the way the interesting looking flowers are what made me want it. I've grown it for a couple of different years as an annual in containers. Made a great container plant. Easy to ...
Just wanted to say that the plants offered from Flowers By The Sea are "top shelf" material.As a former professional Grower of over 30 years, I can attest to their quality.Not only quality but the size of their 3.5 inch plants that they ship simply amazes me.I have ordered from several websites over the years... and I must say, that FBTS offers the largest sized plants that I have ev...
— Al Robinson
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
The plants are so beautiful: large, healthy and just ready to grow and bloom. These are among the best salvias I have ever received. The selection of plants is fantastic too. My first order, but it certainly won't be the last!
I received my plants from FBTS Yesterday. I immediately opened the box and was in awe at the size and healthy condition of the plants even traveling from California to NY. The plants were perfect and even had blooms and buds ready to open when they arrived. I carefully unpacked them and placed them in a window with filtered sunlight for a couple of days prior to moving them onto my porch fo...
My order came a couple of days ago and I had to write and thank you. The packing was some of the best I've seen and all the plants were large beautiful specimens, every single one arriving in excellent shape. I buy a lot of plants mail order and your nursery is at the top of my list! Thank you for the excellent job you do and your customer service is the best!
— Karen Taylor
I ordered an assortment of Mexican Native Salivias. I can report this: I received top quality, large plants that were very well rooted, & pinched back. The plants were well well packaged & delivered exactly as scheduled. No soil jostled, no damaged leaves/stems. I'm impressed.Worth comment, too, is the impressive breadth of Salvia species, availability of plants offered, and site ...
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
My sages arrived today. I was so excited when I opened the box to discover that all were moist and vibrant after three days on the road. One of the Salvia lyciodes x greggii 'Ultra Violet' plants was even blooming! Also, how thoughtful of you to wrap them in newsprint! There were no materials to throw away; the newsprint is now in my compost heap.
I received my four plants today (that was really fast shipping.) I have been really excited about receiving these. Knowing there are a lot of fraud websites out there, it's hard not to be the least bit skeptical when ordering online. Someone I met online had purchased some plants from here too so I trusted my gut and went ahead. For a second I thought they might not come at all, or they wou...
I have now had gardens in four locations (Boston, Oregon, Palm Springs, and Mountain Center, CA) with plants from Flowers by the Sea. I LOVE Salvias, and there is no one I'd rather buy them from.Plants are shipped well, and in a timely fashion, always surprisingly large and always well-rooted, healthy specimens. The owners are knowledgeable and helpful, in fact, extraordinarily so. FBTS i...