It is with a heavy heart that we share news of the passing of our friend Richard Dufresne (pronounced Doofrane), 75, who passed away this month at his home in Candor, North Carolina. Rich was truly a one of a … Continue reading
Salvia leucantha has had quite a run in the garden this fall…we do love this plant. Dry soils in winter are the key to overwintering it in the ground in marginal climates like here in Zone 7b.
We’ve trialed many variegated forms of the lovely fall-flowering Salvia leucantha, and the only one we felt was good enough to share is Salvia leucantha ‘Eder’, which we’re pleased to offer this summer/fall for the first time. Where it isn’t … Continue reading
Salvia ‘Phyllis Fancy’ is simply stunning in the garden now. This giant can reach 6′ tall x 10′ wide in one season…a great way to impress the neighbors. This wonderful salvia thrives despite moist soil and single digit F winter … Continue reading
Two new salvias that stood out in side by side trials with industry standards are these new 2015 introductions. The first is Salvia x sylvestris ‘Violet Riot’. This full sun salvia has an incredible number of flowers and a longer … Continue reading
The garden is ablaze with perennial salvias now, including several with blue or near blue flowers. Above is Salvia ‘Amistad’…a flowering machine that continues at the same pace all summer. Unlike Salvia guaranitca, Salvia ‘Amistad’ does not spread via … Continue reading
We’ve reached the end of a rather warm week here in NC, but recent rains have given us a nice respite, so I’ll be heading out into the garden today for some planting time. There’s lots going on now including … Continue reading
Our clump of Salvia ‘Amistad‘ in the garden is finally starting to flower. This was a real test winter for this new introduction, and only 1 of our 4 garden clumps survived the winter, so we’ve changed our preliminary hardiness … Continue reading
I just snapped this photo of the lovely Salvia ‘Madeline‘…a very cool bicolor-flowered salvia. Salvia ‘Madeline’ is very easy to grow in a sunny, well-drained site.
For many, fall is the best time of year to garden. The heat of summer has finally broken and the crisp autumn air is a delight to work in. Fall perennials take over for the summer flowers and keep the … Continue reading