Thought in ancient times to perpetuate good health, an Arab proverb asks, “How shall a man die with sage in his garden?” Our Salvias are di­­verse perennials, shrubs or subshrubs, many hailing from the Mediterranean, Mexico, South America and some of our western states. Reliable once established, and generally undaunted by pests, disease and drought, they combine an array of flowers and often aromatic foliage in many different sizes, shapes and hues.

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Salvia Allen Chickering
Salvia x ‘Allen Chickering’
Salvia argentea
Salvia argentea
Salvia argentea
Salvia argentea
Salvia arizonica
Salvia arizonica
Salvia azurea Nekan
Salvia azurea ‘Nekan’
Salvia cacaliifolia
Salvia cacaliifolia
Salvia cacaliifolia
Salvia cacaliifolia
Salvia clevelandii Whirly Blue
Salvia clevelandii ‘Whirly Blue’
Salvia confertiflora
Salvia confertiflora
Salvia confertiflora
Salvia confertiflora
Salvia corrugata
Salvia corrugata
Salvia El Cielo Blue
Salvia ‘El Cielo Blue’
Salvia forsskaolii
Salvia forsskaolii
Salvia forsskaolii
Salvia forsskaolii
Salvia forsskaolii
Salvia forsskaolii
Salvia greggii Lowry’s Peach
Salvia greggii ‘Lowry’s Peach’
Salvia greggii Wild Thing
Salvia greggii ‘Wild Thing’
Salvia greggii Wild Thing
Salvia greggii ‘Wild Thing’
Salvia greggii Wild Thing
Salvia greggii ‘Wild Thing’
Salvia guaranitica Black and Blue
Salvia guaranitica ‘Black and Blue’
Salvia guaranitica Blue Ensign
Salvia guaranitica ‘Blue Ensign’
Salvia holwayi
Salvia holwayi
Salvia holwayi
Salvia holwayi
Salvia holwayi
Salvia holwayi
Salvia leucantha x elegans Anthony Parker
Salvia leucantha x elegans ‘Anthony Parker’
Salvia mexicana Compton’s Form
Salvia mexicana ‘Compton’s Form’
Salvia mexicana Limelight
Salvia mexicana ‘Limelight’
Salvia mexicana Limelight
Salvia mexicana ‘Limelight’
Salvia microphylla
Salvia microphylla
Salvia microphylla Dennis’ Pink
Salvia microphylla ‘Dennis’ Pink’
Salvia microphylla x greggii Red Velvet
Salvia microphylla x greggii ‘Red Velvet’
Salvia microphylla x greggii Red Velvet
Salvia microphylla x greggii ‘Red Velvet’
Salvia microphylla San Carlos Festival
Salvia microphylla ‘San Carlos Festival’
Salvia microphylla San Carlos Festival
Salvia microphylla ‘San Carlos Festival’
Salvia microphylla Wild Watermelon
Salvia microphylla ‘Wild Watermelon’
Salvia microphylla Wild Watermelon
Salvia microphylla ‘Wild Watermelon’
Salvia nemorosa Amethyst
Salvia nemorosa ‘Amethyst’
Salvia nemorosa Amethyst
Salvia nemorosa ‘Amethyst’
Salvia nemorosa Amethyst
Salvia nemorosa ‘Amethyst’
Salvia nemorosa Blue Marvel
Salvia nemorosa ‘Blue Marvel’
Salvia nemorosa Caradonna
Salvia nemorosa ‘Caradonna’
Salvia nemorosa Rosenwein
Salvia nemorosa ‘Rosenwein’
Salvia nemorosa Schwellenburg
Salvia nemorosa ‘Schwellenburg’
Salvia nubicola
Salvia nubicola
Salvia nubicola
Salvia nubicola
Salvia Phyllis Fancy
Salvia ‘Phyllis Fancy’
Salvia Phyllis Fancy
Salvia ‘Phyllis Fancy’
Salvia pratensis Sweet Esmeralda
Salvia pratensis ‘Sweet Esmeralda’
Salvia reptans West Texas Form
Salvia reptans West Texas Form
Salvia sclarea Vatican White
Salvia sclarea ‘Vatican White’
Salvia semiatrata
Salvia semiatrata
Salvia Silke’s Dream
Salvia ‘Silke’s Dream’
Salvia sinaloensis
Salvia sinaloensis
Salvia sinaloensis
Salvia sinaloensis
Salvia uliginosa
Salvia uliginosa
Salvia urica
Salvia urica
Salvia vanhoutii (Burgundy Form)
Salvia vanhoutii (Burgundy Form)
Salvia vanhoutii (Burgundy Form)
Salvia vanhoutii (Burgundy Form)
Salvia verticillata Purple Rain
Salvia verticillata ‘Purple Rain’
Salvia Waverly
Salvia ‘Waverly’
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Our featured plant: Athyrium ‘Ghost’

Feathery-fine ferns, Refresh your summer border, Summer Shipping!

Characterized by delicate-looking fronds...

the deer-proof ferns, which are featured above, unfurl spritely new fiddleheads every spring. All are deciduous save for the lustrous Polystichum, otherwise known as Tassel Fern. Varying shades of green, metallic silver, russet, bronze and burgundy imbue their artful foliage. Second-to-none for shady alcoves, these easy-care perennials can be planted as specimens or grouped in shade gardens, mixed borders and woodland settings. Their filigree-fine features lend sophisticated accents to patio containers or cut arrangements. Ferns will flourish in cool , well-drained moist nooks enriched with compost or well-rotted manure.  

Refresh your summer plantings...

During the month of July, gardeners sometimes wonder how they can perk up their summer gardens. Sunshine-hued blooms, golden leaves and crisp white flowers lend lively accents. They can be sprinkled amid a mixed border, perennial bed or other plantings, melding well with flowers that include a broad color spectrum from blue-violet to purple and lilac, as well as clear pink and darker rose hues.  

Apart from adding more plants, there are a few simple maintenance techniques that will help your garden maintain a fresh appearance during the summer. The addition of a chipped-bark mulch or well-rotted compost early in the season, not only reduces water requirements throughout the warmer months, but promotes vigorous growth and peppy-looking foliage. Many perennials, such as Nepetas and Geraniums, can be trimmed in June or July. This midseason cut back ensures a tidy stature and more blooms, often all the way ‘til frost.

We hope some of the plants in this newsletter spark some interest and beckon you to dig them into that empty spot in your garden.  

 

 

 

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