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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: Botanical Plant Names II

Salvia Small Talk: Botanical Plant Names II


Category: Salvia Small Talk
Posted: Nov 20, 2012 09:14 AM
Synopsis: The conclusion of this series on plant names.
Salvia Small Talk: Botanical Plant Names I

Salvia Small Talk: Botanical Plant Names I


Category: Salvia Small Talk
Posted: Nov 19, 2012 07:00 PM
Synopsis: Latin became the language of botanical plant names more than 250 years ago to clear confusion about scientific reports concerning plants. Theophrastus got this all started in the 4th Century B.C.
Salvia Small Talk: Researching Before Ordering

Salvia Small Talk: Researching Before Ordering


Category: Salvia Small Talk
Posted: Nov 16, 2012 07:01 PM
Synopsis: Researching a Salvia before buying it means considering its traits and seeing if it fits your climate and proposed planting site. I know Aristotle did his research!
Salvia Small Talk: Garden Diary

Salvia Small Talk: Garden Diary


Category: Salvia Small Talk
Posted: Nov 10, 2012 09:38 AM
Synopsis: Keeping track of plantings from one season to the next can help you improve choices and repeat successes. One way of doing this is to keep a casual garden diary. No, I don't believe Samuel Pepys kept one.
Salvia Small Talk: Making Sage Pesto

Salvia Small Talk: Making Sage Pesto


Category: Salvia Small Talk
Posted: Nov 8, 2012 05:57 PM
Synopsis: Fresh Sage gives a simple pesto recipe new zing.
Salvia Small Talk: Raised Beds for Sage

Salvia Small Talk: Raised Beds for Sage


Category: Salvia Small Talk
Posted: Oct 30, 2012 11:59 AM
Synopsis: Raised bed gardening can help Salvias winter over in cold climates.
Salvia Small Talk: What Does Half-Hardy Mean?

Salvia Small Talk: What Does Half-Hardy Mean?


Category: Salvia Small Talk
Posted: Oct 24, 2012 03:56 PM
Synopsis: Half-hardy or tender perennial Salvias are ones that must winter over indoors to avoid frost.
Salvia Small Talk: Botrytis Blight

Salvia Small Talk: Botrytis Blight


Category: Salvia Small Talk
Posted: Oct 23, 2012 09:51 AM
Synopsis: If grey, moldy Botrytis Blight attacks Salvia, whole plants may need to be discarded.
Salvia Small Talk: Well-Drained Soil

Salvia Small Talk: Well-Drained Soil


Category: Salvia Small Talk
Posted: Oct 14, 2012 08:58 PM
Synopsis: Well-drained soil for Salvias contains a loose mix of clay, coarse sand and organic matter.
Salvia Small Talk: Slugs & Snails

Salvia Small Talk: Slugs & Snails


Category: Salvia Small Talk
Posted: Oct 10, 2012 09:26 PM
Synopsis: Cleaning up leaf litter, weeds and mulch around Salvias can greatly reduce snail and slug attacks.