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 very impressed by the size and vigor of the salvia spathacea plants I received. They were between eight and nine inches tall which is huge for mail order plants. They appeared to be very healthy and ready to grow.
My third shipment of flowers arrived today with temperatures reaching 100 this afternoon. Kermit said they would be safe to ship despite the weather and they arrived in perfect condition. Many were blooming or in bud and all were very healthy and full. When I receive flowers from Flowers by the Sea, I know that I will be receiving the very best. Thank you for growing fantastic salvias.
— Janice Stedke
I recently bought 5 salvias in two varieties. I was impressed on how quickly they came and how carefully packaged they were. I cant wait to watch them mature, and will defiantly be buying more from you in the future! Thanks!
— Elizabeth Thompson
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.
Clearly I am addicted to Flowers by the Sea! I think I've just about ordered at least one of everything! The plants are all super healthy, and arrive in great shape owing to the (patented?) packing method. The hummingbirds, bees and butterflies are in 7th heaven. I HIGHLY recommend FBTS for all the plants they offer, not just the salvias. I got some terrestrial orchids that are doing...
— Laurel Burik
Hi! I ordered outdoor orchids from you last year. Just wanted to say how great they are doing. Mounted the orchids on the trunk of my tree ferns and about half of the kikis are blooming. Evey-thing you sent is still alive. I have never been able to keep orchids alive indoors but they really like hanging outside on trees.
Plants were healthy, packaged very well and shipped on time. Fantastic selection of Salvias that promises to keep growing. Will continue to order from your site.
I am a delighted returning customer. FBTS provides beautiful, healthy plants with friendly and fast service.
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
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
My Salvias arrived fresh and lovely. I have been luxuriating in their fragrance this past week. "Doris," the name I've given my Salvia dorisiana is so nicely vertical. She looks particularly regal among my houseplants and smells like she is wearing a bit of fruity perfume. Thanks for the great plants and shipping.