It wasn’t the carmine flower of the pineapple sage that caught my eye, but its crisp shadow lying on the white-washed wall. I was surprised that this fragrant salvia was still standing after the recent sharp frosts. But it was, defiant to the last. And in a world of droop and desiccation it looked especially fine today.
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We have been working in our garden today. At different times of course. We work in shifts as we cannot work together. When we do we trip over each other and growl a lot. It really isn’t worth the aggravation. It works for us, in fact it is imperative for a happy home. He does it his way,Continue reading “Shift Work”
I’ll see your salvia and raise you one more. Salvia fulgens, hard to beat, but perhaps you know something different?
Surely not another salvia?
Yes I’m afraid so and this salvia is once more irresistibly beautiful. Here we have the shocking pink Salvia involucrata, a native of Mexico and sometimes known as the roseleaf sage. What it lacks in hardiness it makes up for in vigour, growing up to 1.75m in a season before flowering. Once it starts to bloomContinue reading “Surely not another salvia?”
How I love a salvia. Some might say, a little too much. This Salvia corrugata was purchased from Marwood Maggie earlier in the year. It was love at first sight.