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Everything Salvias: 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.

Salvia Small Talk: Atmospheric Rivers & Bog Sage

Posted: Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Synopsis:

Bog Sage is a terrific plant for damp soil and stormy weather, such as powerful "pineapple express" events.



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Salvia Small Talk: Back Off, Bunnies!

Posted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Synopsis:

If rabbits are destroying your flower beds, plant Sage. They don’t like the flavor.



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Salvia Small Talk: A Bodacious Butterfly Name

Posted: Monday, January 28, 2013
Synopsis:

You may have better luck finding the Two-tailed Tiger Swallowtail among your Salvias than pronouncing its many long names.



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Salvia Small Talk: Backyard Wildlife Habitat

Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Synopsis:

Gardeners interested in developing wildlife habitat on balconies or in backyards can acquire certification



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Salvia Small Talk: Sage & Potato Soup

Posted: Friday, January 11, 2013
Synopsis:

Potato-vegetable soup containing lots of fresh Sage is a good cold-weather meal.



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Salvia Small Talk: Sage Remedies in 1814

Posted: Saturday, January 5, 2013
Synopsis: In 1814, physician and herbalist Nicholas Culpeper wrote about ancient remedies made from Sage.

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Salvia Small Talk: Zones & Climate Change

Posted: Monday, December 31, 2012
Synopsis:

Have you double checked your USDA plant hardiness zone. You may be able to grow plants you weren’t possible in your area.



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Salvia Small Talk: Salvia Summit II Set for 2013

Posted: Monday, December 24, 2012
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.

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Salvia Small Talk: Zone Variations

Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Synopsis:

Sometimes USDA plant hardiness zones are more flexible than they seem if local microclimates allow a broader range of cold tolerance.



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Salvia Small Talk: Sage-Crusted Tofu Patties

Posted: Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Synopsis:

Sage-crusted tofu patties are a good vegetarian main course for the Holidays.



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Salvia Small Talk: Excel in the Garden

Posted: Saturday, November 24, 2012
Synopsis:

An Excel spreadsheet can be helpful in tracking Salvia plantings.



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Salvia Small Talk: Botanical Plant Names II

Posted: Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Synopsis:

The conclusion of this series on plant names.



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