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We began publishing our Everything Salvias blog in 2010 for your enjoyment and to help you "get it right" when growing sages that are often unavailable at local garden centers.

It seems like there is an endless bounty of stories to be told. But that's to be expected when covering a genus containing an estimated 900 species -- the largest group within the mint family (Lamiaceae). In addition to Salvias, we write about other species that are either mint family members or low-water companions for our many drought-tolerant Salvias. We welcome comments as well as suggestions for future blog posts.

To access articles rapidly based on your interests, please click on the categories below, which include do-it-yourself videos (Views from the Garden). But please note: This is a dangerous place for a sage lover.

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Here are all of our articles:
Winter Blooming Salvias (Part I)

Posted: Saturday, November 26, 2011
Synopsis: Some of the most dramatic Salvias bloom in the Winter. Most of these are from Southern Mexico, and are very well adapted to grow in Zone 9 gardens.

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Big Orange Bedding Plant Beauties for Hummingbirds

Posted: Sunday, August 3, 1969
Synopsis:

You'll hear a lot about red when planting annuals for wildlife gardens, because hummingbirds garden love red, tubular, nectar-rich flowers. But orange is another hummingbird favorite not to be neglected. Flowers by the Sea suggests five long blooming species for your landscape that begin shouting "Orange, orange, orange" in spring when hummingbirds are big-time hungry now, now, now as they head north for the nesting season.



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New USDA Zone Map

Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 1969
Synopsis:

Its warmer than you think.

The new 2012 version of the USDA Hardiness Zone Map puts almost everyone into a higher Winter Zone.



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Salvia Small Talk: Too Much Sunlight?

Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 1969
Synopsis:

Synopis: In high-altitude, dry climates, some afternoon shade is good for full-sun Salvias.



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New Customer Service Telephone

Posted: Tuesday, July 22, 1969
Synopsis:

To provide you, our friends & customers with the very best service possible, we have a new telephone number.



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