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”:
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Sometimes USDA plant hardiness zones are more flexible than they seem if local microclimates allow a broader range of cold tolerance.
Sage-crusted tofu patties are a good vegetarian main course for the Holidays.
An Excel spreadsheet can be helpful in tracking Salvia plantings.
The conclusion of this series on plant names.
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.
Fresh Sage gives a simple pesto recipe new zing.
Raised bed gardening can help Salvias winter over in cold climates.
Half-hardy or tender perennial Salvias are ones that must winter over indoors to avoid frost.
If grey, moldy Botrytis Blight attacks Salvia, whole plants may need to be discarded.
Well-drained soil for Salvias contains a loose mix of clay, coarse sand and organic matter.