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Salvia Small Talk

Salvia Small Talk

Everyone knows the importance of small talk in daily life. Our Salvia Small Talk articles are quick looks at useful topics ranging from cooking with many kinds of edible sages to understanding how USDA cold hardiness zones affect planting decisions. When you “listen in” to what our Small Talk posts are saying, here are some examples of what you will “hear”:

  • Helpful tips about topics such as garden planning
  • Discussions of basic cultivation, including waterwise gardening
  • Suggestions for dealing safely with garden pests
  • Green ideas for recycling and repurposing in the garden
  • Snatches of horticultural history and
  • Bits of wisdom about wildlife, whether beneficial or pesky.

If you want to propose a Salvia Small Talk subject, please call or send us a message. Let's make small talk.




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Salvia Small Talk Entries


Salvia Small Talk: Free Online Garden Planners

Salvia Small Talk: Free Online Garden Planners


Category: Salvia Small Talk
Posted: Jan 21, 2013 08:55 AM
Synopsis: A free online garden planner can help you design a garden map for spring planting.
Salvia Small Talk: Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Salvia Small Talk: Backyard Wildlife Habitat


Category: Salvia Small Talk
Posted: Jan 16, 2013 09:57 AM
Synopsis: Gardeners interested in developing wildlife habitat on balconies or in backyards can acquire certification
Salvia Small Talk: Sage & Potato Soup

Salvia Small Talk: Sage & Potato Soup


Category: Salvia Small Talk
Posted: Jan 11, 2013 09:14 AM
Synopsis: Potato-vegetable soup containing lots of fresh Sage is a good cold-weather meal.
Salvia Small Talk: Sage Remedies in 1814

Salvia Small Talk: Sage Remedies in 1814


Category: Salvia Small Talk
Posted: Jan 5, 2013 12:11 PM
Synopsis: In 1814, physician and herbalist Nicholas Culpeper wrote about ancient remedies made from Sage.
Salvia Small Talk: Zones & Climate Change

Salvia Small Talk: Zones & Climate Change


Category: Salvia Small Talk
Posted: Dec 31, 2012 05:50 PM
Synopsis: "font-style: italic;"> Have you double checked your USDA plant hardiness zone. You may be able to grow plants you weren’t possible in your area.
Salvia Small Talk: Salvia Summit II Set for 2013

Salvia Small Talk: Salvia Summit II Set for 2013


Category: Salvia Small Talk
Posted: Dec 24, 2012 12:58 PM
Synopsis: Salvia Summit II, a not-for-profit conference designed for Salvia experts and enthusiasts, will be held March 7 to 10, 2013 at Southern California's Huntington Botanical Gardens.
Salvia Small Talk: Plant Markers

Salvia Small Talk: Plant Markers


Category: Salvia Small Talk
Posted: Dec 14, 2012 03:05 PM
Synopsis: Maintaining a record of Salvia plantings and cultivation information saves on research and mistakes in future garden seasons.
Salvia Small Talk: Zone Variations

Salvia Small Talk: Zone Variations


Category: Salvia Small Talk
Posted: Dec 12, 2012 05:53 PM
Synopsis: Sometimes USDA plant hardiness zones are more flexible than they seem if local microclimates allow a broader range of cold tolerance.
Salvia Small Talk: Sage-Crusted Tofu Patties

Salvia Small Talk: Sage-Crusted Tofu Patties


Category: Salvia Small Talk
Posted: Nov 28, 2012 10:13 AM
Synopsis: Sage-crusted tofu patties are a good vegetarian main course for the Holidays.
Salvia Small Talk: Excel in the Garden

Salvia Small Talk: Excel in the Garden


Category: Salvia Small Talk
Posted: Nov 24, 2012 01:20 PM
Synopsis: An Excel spreadsheet can be helpful in tracking Salvia plantings.