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Mr. Sage

The genus Salvia is our specialty, and we have the largest selection in the United States. We currently offer 377 Salvia species, hybrids and varieties - along with numerous outstanding hummingbird, butterfly and bee plants. Our focus is on plants for pollinators.

Each and every one has been extensively tested & evaluated before we list them here. We're proud of the quality of what we grow, and Unconditionally Guarantee your complete satisfaction with everything we sell.

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Time for Gifts for Gardeners

Flowers by the Sea Gift Certificates are perfect gifts

Our Gift Certificates, available in any amount from $25, are great gifts for gardeners. They can be used at any time (they don't expire) and take the guesswork out of gift giving for that hard-to-know-what-to get gardener in your life. And they are delivered immediately via email - a perfect last minute gift.

Pantone's Color of the Year for 2019
Pantone's Color of the Year for 2019

According to the Pantone website, the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year for 2019 is

PANTONE 16-1546 Living Coral

An animating and life-affirming coral hue with a golden undertone that energizes and enlivens with a softer edge

We recognize it as the flower color of several outstanding Salvias

 

Create a display of SHIMMERING SUNSET colors in your garden with the beautiful varieties displayed here.

These are the colors PANTONE suggests using in combination with Living Coral in their SHIMMERING SUNSET collection:

PANTONE®
Conch Shell
PANTONE®
Hot Pink
PANTONE®
Aurora Pink
PANTONE®
Magenta Haze
PANTONE®
Papaya
PANTONE®
Living Coral

PANTONE is a registered trademark of Pantone LLC.
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Ask Mr Sage is one of the most popular categories in our Everything Salvias blog. Here are a few of the latest posts:
Ask Mr Sage: What do I with a dry root ball?:

Plants may wither even if you regularly water them. When the ground surrounding a new planting's root ball is moist but the roots remain dry, that indicates moisture isn't transferring properly from the outer soil. Flowers by the Sea Nursery outlines a process for diagnosing dry root ball and combating it.

Ask Mr. Sage: How to Place Advance Orders with FBTS:

Flowers by the Sea is a mail-order nursery eliminating craziness from garden planning with advance orders and customer selection of shipping dates. Ask Mr. Sage is a regular feature based on calls and emails received by FBTS. This article details how to use our redesigned preorder process and other catalog tools for making sure you get the plants you want when you want them.

Ask Mr. Sage: How to Select Plants for Garden Triumph: Planning for Salvia garden success requires following the rule of selecting the right plant for the right place. Desert sages aren't appropriate for the damp Southeast. Moisture-loving ones aren't right for desert climates where they need lots of watering to survive. Flowers by the Sea Farm and Online Nursery offers tips for selecting plants based on local climate. Ask Mr. Sage is a regular feature of the FBTS Everything Salvias Blog. Ask Mr. Sage: How Should I Prune my Salvias?:

Flowers by the Sea Online Nursery specializes in Salvias and often receives questions about how to prune them. Although getting good at pruning takes practice, Salvias rebound quickly if you make mistakes. A key to successful pruning is understanding the varying needs of four main categories of sages. Ask Mr. Sage is a regular feature of the FBTS Everything Salvias Blog.

Ask Mr. Sage: Do You Offer Free Shipping?:

Like free lunches, free shipping is a myth. Flowers by the Sea doesn't offer free shipping, because it would require increasing plant prices to cover the cost of shipping. Read more to learn how FBTS sets fair shipping prices. Ask Mr. Sage is a regular feature of the Everything Salvias Blog and is based on calls and notes from customers.

Ask Mr. Sage: Best Time to Plant Drought Resistant CA Natives: Drought resistant California native sages thrive when planted in fall. It's easier for roots to become established when soil is warm, air temperatures are cooler and precipitation is increasing. Ask Mr. Sage is a regular feature of the Everything Salvias Blog and is based on calls and emails from customers.