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Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

February 23, 2007
9:08 PM

Post #3218358

Of course, I'll always be looking for more of both in town and mail order, but these are being shipped this Spring.

Salvia chiapensis,
Salvia miniata (the Belize Sage),
Salvia murii,
Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips',
Salvia 'Purple Majesty',
Salvia ‘Van Houtti’ (Logee's color one),
Salvia van houttii 'Dancing Flame',
Salvia sinaloensis,
Salvia guaranitica 'Blue Enigma',
Salvia microphylla 'Wild Watermelon',
Salvia splendens 'Caribbean Coral',
Salvia splendens 'Faye Chapel',
Salvia splendens 'Piasa Pink',
Salvia splendens 'Pine Knot Peach' ,
Salvia azurea (pitcheri) 'Nekan',
Salvia x greggii 'California Sunset',
Salvia chamaedryoides (Germander or Blue Oak or Mexican Blue Sage),
Salvia coahuilensis (Indigo Purple Autumn Sage),
Salvia coccinea 'Bicolor' (Pink and White Texas Sage),
Salvia darcyi,
Salvia greggii 'Desert Blaze' (Variegated Autumn Sage),
Salvia greggii 'Diana',
Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red',
Salvia greggii 'Purple',
Salvia greggii 'Watermelon',
Salvia greggii x lemmonii 'Raspberry Royal',
Salvia greggii 'Yellow Cloud', [not getting - crop failure as of 3/28]
Salvia leucantha (Furry White and Lavender colors),
Salvia microphylla 'San Carlos Festival',
Salvia penstemonoides (Big Red Sage),
Salvia vanhouttii (Lazy S'S color one),
Salvia greggii 'Wild Thing',
Salvia x Indigo Spires,
Salvia x Maraschino,
Salvia x 'Black Cherry',
Salvia x 'Raspberry Delight',
Salvia x 'Scarlet Spires',

And, as for Agastaches, I'm getting

Agastache aurantiaca 'Shades of Orange',
Agastache cana,
Agastache cana 'Rosita',
Agastache rupestris,
Agastache x rupestris 'Orange Flare',
Agastache x 'Acapulco Salmon and Pink',
Agastache x 'Ava',
Agastache x 'Black Adder',
Agastache x 'Desert Sunrise',
Agastache nepetoides 'Pink Panther',
Agastache canna 'Sinning Sonoran Sunset,
Agastache x 'Purple Haze',

These are what I've ordered already, might have to order more still.

P.S. don't let DH know ;-))

Marilyn














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teacup754
College Station, TX
(Zone 8b)

February 23, 2007
10:26 PM

Post #3218534

Marilyn, Where do you order from? And have you ordered from them before and been happy? I am discovering salvias and so far haven't met one I didn't like. Being in a smallish town with a limited amount of nurseries sometimes I can't get a particular variety/species that looks interesting. And I don't mind buying small and waiting for it to grow if it is something special..nancy
fireant13

(Zone 9a)

February 23, 2007
11:25 PM

Post #3218662

Wow. You really are a fan of these plants. Mine came in today. The first scent that popped out to me was the licorice one. Now I wish I had gotten a few more of these plants. How long do your new plants take to fill out?
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

February 24, 2007
12:05 AM

Post #3218768

Nancy,

I'm getting these 3 from Crownsville Nursery and have ordered from them off and on since 1997 or 1998 and have been happy with them.

Salvia chiapensis,
Salvia miniata (the Belize Sage),
Salvia murii,

I'm getting these 4 from Logee's (Garden Watchdog 30 Member) and this will be my first time ordering from them.

Salvia 'Purple Majesty',
Salvia ‘Van Houtti’ (Logee's color one),
Salvia van houttii 'Dancing Flame',
Salvia sinaloensis,

I'm getting these 7 from Cottage Garden and this will be my first time ordering from them. Click on the "Annuals, Tender Perennials and Tropicals" link when you go to the Cottage Garden website , you can look at the plants and print an order form , but not order online, I just mailed mine in a few weeks ago and received a conf. letter already.

Salvia microphylla 'Hot Lips',
Salvia guaranitica 'Blue Enigma',
Salvia microphylla 'Wild Watermelon',
Salvia splendens 'Caribbean Coral',
Salvia splendens 'Faye Chapel',
Salvia splendens 'Piasa Pink',
Salvia splendens 'Pine Knot Peach' ,

I'm getting these 16 plants from Lazy S'S Farm Nursery (Garden Watchdog 30 Member) , and have ordered from them last year (several orders) and l'm very happy with them, one of my new favorites mail order companies.

Salvia azurea (pitcheri) 'Nekan',
Salvia x greggii 'California Sunset',
Salvia chamaedryoides (Germander or Blue Oak or Mexican Blue Sage),
Salvia coahuilensis (Indigo Purple Autumn Sage),
Salvia coccinea 'Bicolor' (Pink and White Texas Sage),
Salvia darcyi,
Salvia greggii 'Desert Blaze' (Variegated Autumn Sage),
Salvia greggii 'Diana',
Salvia greggii 'Furman's Red',
Salvia greggii 'Purple',
Salvia greggii 'Watermelon',
Salvia greggii x lemmonii 'Raspberry Royal',
Salvia greggii 'Yellow Cloud', [not getting - crop failure as of 3/28]
Salvia leucantha (Furry White and Lavender colors),
Salvia microphylla 'San Carlos Festival',
Salvia vanhouttii (Lazy S'S color one),
Agastache nepetoides 'Pink Panther',

I'm getting these 16 plants from High Country Gardens (Garden Watchdog 30 Member)
and have ordered from them before since 2005 and have been very happy with them, one of my favorite mail order places.

Salvia penstemonoides (Big Red Sage),
Salvia greggii 'Wild Thing',
Salvia x Indigo Spires,
Salvia x Maraschino,
Salvia x 'Black Cherry',
Salvia x 'Raspberry Delight',
Salvia x 'Scarlet Spires',
Agastache aurantiaca 'Shades of Orange',
Agastache cana,
Agastache cana 'Rosita',
Agastache rupestris,
Agastache x rupestris 'Orange Flare',
Agastache x 'Acapulco Salmon and Pink',
Agastache x 'Ava',
Agastache x 'Black Adder',
Agastache x 'Desert Sunrise',

I'm getting these 2 from Garden Crossings (Garden Watchdog 30 Member) , and this will be my first ordering from them (have 2 orders with
them). I'm ordering other plants other than Agastaches from them too.

Agastache canna 'Sinning Sonoran Sunset,
Agastache x 'Purple Haze',

I got all these companies from Dave's Garden, "Garden Watchdog". Crownsville Nursery I found out about from one of my sisters in 1997 or 1998 and have no problems with them.

If you order anything, do it now so that you can get what you want, some plants on Plant Delights (Garden Watchdog 30 Member) are already sold out. I've been looking at their Salvias, but just haven't ordered from them yet (never ordered from them before).

We don't have much to choose from here. I always go to my local Lowe's alot to check on what they have, sometimes check out what plants they have at Home Depot and check three other local garden centers, plus a local 'superstore'.

Glad to help! ;-))

Marilyn
























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Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

February 24, 2007
12:08 AM

Post #3218777

Nancy,

Sorry that the website links didn't come up (strange?!), but you can check the Garden Watchdog page for them.

Marilyn
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

February 24, 2007
12:14 AM

Post #3218796

Fireant,

I already have 2 to 3 orders of plants coming from High Country Gardens for Spring shipment.

I think they take 2 or 3 seasons to reach full size. Agastaches do smell great, don't they! You can place more orders with them, of course, but you have to order 6 plants or more each time.

The Salvia 'Raspberry Delight' that I have (getting another one, because I love it so much) now, I planted it in the Spring of 2005 and it looked good in 2005 and great in 2006 and I'm sure it will look fantastic this year!!!

Marilyn
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 24, 2007
1:24 AM

Post #3219015

Avant Gardens is another good source for Salvias. I've never ordered from them, but they have a good rating in Watchdog. And I've bought things from Plant Delights before and been very happy with them so I think you can order there with confidence.
gessiegail
Taft, TX
(Zone 9a)

February 24, 2007
1:26 AM

Post #3219023

Marilyn, I am thrilled that you got your forum!!!!!!! This will be one of my favorite forums...want to learn so much about these...I am planting my first this spring, thanks to your enthusiasm.
Also trying my first Agastache!!!
Good going!!
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

February 24, 2007
3:21 AM

Post #3219335

Bettygail,

Thanks so much for the nice words. Yes, I'm so happy that Dave approved this into a Forum! I thought about letting you know tonight, but DH wanted to use the computer tonight too. Glad you found it.

How are you doing with your plants? Have you planted any Salvias? Which Agastache variety did you plant?

Marilyn
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

February 24, 2007
3:41 AM

Post #3219382

Ecrane,

I've looked at Avant Gardens this year and thinking they would be another place to get Salvias and other plants.

Plant Delights has lots of Salvias! Might have to take another look at them. ;-))

Have you ordered from A World of Salvias? http://www.eclectasy.com/gallery_of_salvias/

Have you ordered from Canyon Creek Nursery before? http://www.canyoncreeknursery.com/

Marilyn



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wcgypsy
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

February 24, 2007
3:58 AM

Post #3219402

We're kinda spoiled out here because we can find a pretty wide range of salvias in 1-gal at pretty good prices, but I've cleaned out all the sources around here ...and seeing some of the ones listed at Lazy SS, I'm afraid I'll have to order. Haven't even checked out Avant yet. This is something I really didn't need to know! Oh well, I'm off to see what all they've got...
Sherry
Cordeledawg
Cordele, GA
(Zone 8a)

February 24, 2007
4:03 AM

Post #3219412

I can't wait to see pictures of these salvias in y'alls gardens. Please post pictures when they are growing for you.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 24, 2007
3:53 PM

Post #3220281

I never heard of World of Salvias before...but it looks like they have a great selection so I may have to try them out. They have a good rating in Watchdog but there are only 2 comments, so I'll probably start with a small order first and see how it goes before I go crazy! I've heard of Canyon Creek but have never ordered from them. Most of my mail order gardening up til now has been for tropicals, I've relied on local nurseries and plant sales for my salvias but now that everyone's finding all these places with great salvia selections I may have to expand!
gardengus
Flora, IN
(Zone 5a)

February 24, 2007
5:42 PM

Post #3220572

Thank you for starting this,I am so anxious to learn about agastaches. Last year I saw several ,but had no space this year I am making space. I have grown salvias for many years and they are on my top 10 perenials.


Cinda
Plant_Dreams
Seminole, FL

February 24, 2007
8:43 PM

Post #3221015

What an excitng forum to see !
We really enjoy growing Agastaches and Salvias
We don't have many but like to get some !
Which are the most Spectacular to grow ! for someone that does not have a lot of gardening space left but want to grow these beauties !
wcgypsy
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

February 24, 2007
9:13 PM

Post #3221098

ecrane3,
World of Salvias is owned by Rich Dufresne, who posts with a lot of knowledgeable salvia info on gardenweb.
Sherry
Plant_Dreams
Seminole, FL

February 24, 2007
9:18 PM

Post #3221114

Marilyn
Where do buy your plants. Nice large order.
Plant_Dreams
Seminole, FL

February 24, 2007
9:20 PM

Post #3221121

OOPS Marilyn saw your shopping info above.
Fireant which plant smelled like licorice ?
We like plants with scents. Do many Agastaches and Salvias have scents ?
fireant13

(Zone 9a)

February 25, 2007
1:18 AM

Post #3221836

The plant is Agastache rupestris. It's also called Licorice Mint or Sunset Hyssop. The five agastaches I ordered have scents, but this one was the first scent that I picked up when I opened the package.

I'm not sure how well agastaches will do in Florida. When I searched in Plantfiles, I didn't see Florida listed in the section where people indicate the plant grows in their area. I had searched only a few agastaches, though.
fireant13

(Zone 9a)

February 25, 2007
2:22 AM

Post #3222058

Plant_Dreams, I missed your post about growing agastaches. It's good to know they can handle Florida.
Shirley1md
Ellicott City, MD
(Zone 7a)

February 25, 2007
2:49 AM

Post #3222123

Marilybeth:

Richard Dufresne, A World of Salvias, is one of the most knowledgeable authorities when it comes to Salvia. I wouldn't hesitate to order from his website. He posts on the Salvia Forum at the Gardenweb all the time.

I've ordered from Garden Crossings several times and they have always provided excellent plants with well developed root systems. However, whenever I shop at Garden Crossings I always end up buying Clematis vines from them. Now, you made me look at their Salvias! Crownsville Nursery, Logees & Plant Delights are all excellent places to purchase plants too. Haven't ordered from the other ones you mentioned, but I'm sure that someone will come along and give you more feedback.

I'm looking forward to seeing pictures of all your beautifully blooming Salvia & Agastaches this Summer!
Plant_Dreams
Seminole, FL

February 25, 2007
1:29 PM

Post #3222946

I'd sure like to get some of the scented plants. Where did you say you got your scented plants fireant ?
wcgypsy
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

February 25, 2007
3:31 PM

Post #3223276

I'm used to "the hunt"...there are so many good nurseries within 50 miles here (and we're usually on the road somewhere within that range at least once a week) and it's the fun of checking them out to "find' this or that plant that's so enticing. However...it doesn't make sense when I can just mail order the specific ones I want,so you guys have tempted me into it. I would like getting larger sizes, but if this is the only way I can find them, so be it. So, I just ordered agastaches from High Country and "going back in" to see what Canyon Creek may have. It's easier, but not as much fun as getting in the car and heading out for the day.
Sherry
fireant13

(Zone 9a)

February 25, 2007
5:12 PM

Post #3223631

There are many nurseries around here. Some are huge catering only to wholesale, but there are a lot of small and midsize ones as well. I haven't had a lot of time lately to go browsing lately, but I plan to this Saturday, especially the small business ones. I ordered agastaches because I don't remember seeing those available. I bought the agastaches at High Country Gardens.

You do seem to get more plant for the money from a nursery than from mail order.
corgimom
Pontotoc, MS
(Zone 7b)

February 25, 2007
5:14 PM

Post #3223637

I have never grown agastaches. Wonder how they do in Mississippi ????? Sure wouldn't want to get one that was invasive - I have enough of that type plant now ! My few salvias are beautiful but take way too much room as it is in my small space. I need to create more room for them somewhere else for them to do their best.
rox_male
Athens, OH

February 25, 2007
5:26 PM

Post #3223713

Marilyn-
I love the S. greggii but beware...they are not really hardy to Zone 6a (at least in my area). Frozen roots and winter rot are the biggest problems.

For my gaura, which are prone to winter rot, I mix gravel in with the compost to increase drainage and it works. Simply mixing in perlite did not work. For the frozen root problem it may help to create a microclimate near a house, etc. or to mulch. The issue with the mulch is root rot.

I haven't actually solved the problem yet for the greggi so I pot mine up in the Fall and keep them in the gargage.

ROX
wcgypsy
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

February 26, 2007
3:58 PM

Post #3226716

Hmmmm.High Country has some nice agas that I ordered, but they don't ship until May. I think for my climate it would be better ordering from a West Coast source that would be able to start a little earlier in the year since in my zone we can usually plant year round.
Sherry
gapeahen
Donna in Douglas, GA
(Zone 8b)

February 26, 2007
4:25 PM

Post #3226796

Don't forget about http://www.sandymushherbs.com/
Sandy Mush Herbs Nursery - Kate has GREAT prices & plants! Also has many many salvias! I order from them in November and will place another order soon. Plants are in a 2 x2 container with GREAT roots!

Donna
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

February 26, 2007
6:14 PM

Post #3227100

Sherry,

Try Canyon Creek Nursery

http://www.canyoncreeknursery.com/agastaches.html

"Located in a rugged canyon
in Northern California..."

Canyon Creek Nursery
3527 Dry Creek Road
Oroville CA 95965

Our Spring shipping season is mid-February through May. Our Fall season is from mid-September through November

Agastache:

cana, Produces copious wands of flowers all summer. The flower color is bright pink with a hint of peach. Grows to 4' high. Hardy to about 10°.

mexicana, Lemon Scented Slender, upright stems to 3' tall carry long spikes of clear pink flowers. The pale green leaves are strongly lemon scented. Zone 7.

mexicana, Red Selection Our selection from numerous seedlings of A.mexicana. The flowers are a dusky orange-red, not quite as dark as Firebird, but an easier plant to grow and propagate. It has a neat upright habit to 36" tall. Zone 7.

Pink Panther (coccinea x mexicana) A first rate perennial blooming from May to October with its brilliant dusky pink flowers held on long spikes. The 36" stems are clothed on the lower half by dark green leaves, tinged with purple. This selection has a sturdy habit growing to 4' tall. Zone 7.

Summer Lustre Slender stems to 4' tall with dusky, apricot-orange flowers. Neat habit and as all agastaches, it flowers non-stop June through October.

Summer Breeze An extremely durable and long flowering agastaches that has become my favorite. The peachy-pink flowers are carried atop the 5'-6' stems June through October. This agastache is large growing and long bloming. Hardy to about 15°.

Tutti Frutti One of the showiest of the agastaches with dense heads of deep pink flowers on slender 4'-5' stems. It flowers June through September. Hardy to zone 7.

Each $4.50 / Three of one kind $13.00

When I emailed them and asked about the size of pots they send, John Whittlesey of Canyon Creek wrote back...

"Generally we ship out of 3" - 4" pots. We ship healthy, well established plants.

Thanks for your interest.

John

Canyon Creek Nursery"

Salvia:

http://www.canyoncreeknursery.com/salvias.html


How's that, Sherry?! ;-))

Marilyn

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ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 26, 2007
6:30 PM

Post #3227162

I think High Country will ship now--if you look on the shipping page at their recommended times for spring shipping, it started 2/12 for zones 8 and higher, and starts 3/5 for zone 7. It's only if you're in zone 3 that you have to wait all the way until May for them to ship.
http://highcountrygardens.com/how-we-ship/#shipping
fireant13

(Zone 9a)

February 26, 2007
9:40 PM

Post #3227771

Yes, they do ship now. I just received an order from them.
wcgypsy
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

February 27, 2007
12:10 AM

Post #3228194

I just ordered from High Country and their confirmation e-mail says shipping May 15,,,will have to check back with them...Yes, have ordered from Canyon Creek. will have to check Lazy SS for their shipping dates. Thanks
Sherry
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

February 27, 2007
12:32 AM

Post #3228275

Sherry,

http://www.lazyssfarm.com/Storefront/Shipping%20Schedule.htm

From the above link of Lazy S'S page regarding shipping dates...

Zone 9 & 10 March 19th or as soon as the plants are ready

Zone 8 March 26th or as soon as the plants are ready

Edited to add...

West Coast April 17th and April 23rd

West Coast Orders must travel thru the middle of the country (Zone 5 & 6) so they cannot be safely shipped earlier.

West Coast States: AZ, CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA


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wcgypsy
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

February 27, 2007
1:50 AM

Post #3228572

marilynbeth, Thanks...that's what I was thinking...orders could be shipped to Fl, but to come here they're shipping across the Rockies. Makes sense, just means that I wouldn't be ordering from anything East.
Sherry
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

February 27, 2007
3:05 AM

Post #3228891

Sherry,

April 23 is the date they have set up for me, (my zone 6 garden). I would rather have them earlier, but that's the way it is.

Marilyn
KevinMc79
Saint Charles, IL

March 1, 2007
2:46 AM

Post #3236303

I'm real envious of how many you are getting. My personal favorite of all the plants you are getting though is the Agastache Purple Haze. It is a fantastic plant. Mine bloomed until first snowfall. I'm really hoping it's hardy for me in IL. Or at least can handle the drainage or lackthereof. Enjoy your plants!
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

March 1, 2007
3:16 AM

Post #3236431

Kevin,

You had Agastache 'Purple Haze' last year?! I thought that 2007 was the first year for it. Where did you get it at?

Marilyn

mrs_colla

mrs_colla
Marin, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 1, 2007
7:43 PM

Post #3238166

Marylin,

I promise I won't tell your husband, if you promise to do the same for me!!!!
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

March 1, 2007
10:00 PM

Post #3238578

Mrs. Colla,

LOL, You bet!!! ;-))

Marilyn
KevinMc79
Saint Charles, IL

March 2, 2007
3:09 AM

Post #3239671

I work for a wholesale grower, and we got it as a trial from our vendor. We grow a lot of perennials, and get to trial a lot of cool plants. But Purple Haze is something that really caught our eyes. I think you'll like it.
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

March 2, 2007
10:54 AM

Post #3240232

Kevin,

Lucky you! I'm so jealous! I bet you hear that all the time. Looking forward to seeing it in bloom.

Marilyn
fireant13

(Zone 9a)

March 6, 2007
11:39 PM

Post #3255350

I had to repot the agastaches I got from HCG. One has nearly doubled in height just sitting at the window sill. We've had some cold snaps here, so I am waiting until this weekend to put them into the ground.

mrs_colla

mrs_colla
Marin, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 8, 2007
1:39 AM

Post #3259377

Agastache x 'Acapulco Salmon and Pink',
Agastache x 'Ava',
Agastache x 'Black Adder',
Agastache x 'Desert Sunrise',
and a bunch of Salvias I can't remember until they show up next week;
my order!

You all have given me a 'new addiction'! I always loved Salvias, and have a few, and now Agastaches!
I used to love Brugmansias, but they all died this winter, and I did buy 7 new ones, but I feel better with a new passion that I won't have to worry about alllllll the time in winter!

Thank you for bringing me these, I will post pictures when they are in the ground.

One question though, do you think I should put sharp sand in the planting hole, and mix it up with the soil? I hear the like like a meager diet!

Christie
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 8, 2007
1:46 AM

Post #3259405

I plant all of mine straight into my clay soil and I've never had any problems doing it this way. They may do fine with the amendment too, particularly if your clay is worse than mine. But be careful adding sand to clay, make sure you add a bunch of organic material too or else you wind up with concrete!

mrs_colla

mrs_colla
Marin, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 8, 2007
1:50 AM

Post #3259426

Thank you ecrane3. This bed I want to put them in has fairly good soil already, the top 30 cm is already 'de-clay'ed '. I have worked it for 2 years now, and there is still clay deeper down. I will forget about the sand than. I did know it can make a 'tub' effect.
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

March 8, 2007
1:55 AM

Post #3259446

You should be fine without the amendments then, I've planted them straight into terrible soil that hasn't been worked at all and they've done great. Really very low maintenance plants! I'm not a big soil amendment person, too much effort! I sprinkle on John & Bob's soil optimizer and put down mulch every year and use compost tea regularly during the summer, so I figure eventually the soil will take care of itself without me having to do a bunch of digging.
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

March 8, 2007
3:23 AM

Post #3259720

Christie,

This is from High Country Gardens on Agastache...

http://www.highcountrygardens.com/library/view/article/193/

Please read, I want you to have success with growing Agastaches.

This is from HCG on How to Create Well-Drained Soil...

http://www.highcountrygardens.com/library/view/article/157/

This is from HCG on Soil Building and Fall Fertilization

http://www.highcountrygardens.com/library/view/article/162/

This is from HCG on Why Fall Fertilizing is Important

http://www.highcountrygardens.com/library/view/article/154/

I always add 'all purpose' sand ( get at Lowe's indoors next to the lumber section ) mixed in the hole of Agastaches and add pea gravel on top.

Marilyn



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mrs_colla

mrs_colla
Marin, CA
(Zone 9b)

March 8, 2007
3:48 AM

Post #3259782

Holy cow, Marilyn, THANK YOU SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH!
I got my plants from HCG, and I read some of it, the how-to's for agastache, but this is some useful information!
I'll take my time to read it entirely!
Christie
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

March 8, 2007
4:17 AM

Post #3259839

Christie,

You can find more info there on the HCG site. I just clicked on plants and look for links that had info. This is another one I found for you. It is titled, Plants for Those Hot, Sunny Places...

http://www.highcountrygardens.com/library/view/article/68/

Here's another, titled Plants and Their Cultural Needs...

http://www.highcountrygardens.com/library/view/article/220/

Another titled, Native Plants...

http://www.highcountrygardens.com/library/view/topic/49/

Here's the link in HCG to request a free color catalog! ;-))

http://www.highcountrygardens.com/request/

I love HCG! I got Salvia 'Raspberry Delight' (one of their own introductions) in the Spring of 2005 and I love it so much, that I'm getting another one this Spring. It's a great Salvia! Beautiful too! ;-))

Marilyn

edited to add... Christie since you already put an order in to HCG, I'm sure you are on their mailing list to get their catalogs.






This message was edited Mar 8, 2007 12:22 AM
wcgypsy
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

March 11, 2007
4:14 AM

Post #3269792

Oh, woe is me...I've cleaned out every salvia I've found in San Diego county, ordered from Canyon Creek, see that I will have to go to the Cabrillo College plant sale in May, and have just now been wandering through the Robin's Salvias site drooling. At least I will have a lot of seed to share this next year! Everyone needs something new coming along in life to keep them interested in things, right?
Sherry
edited to add...I am truly in deep trouble...have you guys looked through the Robin's Salvias site? The photos and info are great, make you want more, more, more unfortunately. (no, I'm not related to anyone at that business) Wait until you see the new salvia leucantha (Mexican bush sage). The one we all love for it's color, size and toughness? It hasn't been released yet apparently, but...the flowers are pale pink!. This one I truly have to have.

This message was edited Mar 10, 2007 9:24 PM
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

March 11, 2007
3:50 PM

Post #3270569

Sherry,

Was the photo for the pale pink Salvia on the Robins site? Is that where you found out about it? Can you post the link for Robin's? I've seen the Salvias before on Robin's, but not lately. Can't wait to see and grow the pale pink one!
wcgypsy
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

March 11, 2007
6:02 PM

Post #3270928

This is Robin's site: http://www.robinssalvias.com/gallery13.shtm

Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

March 11, 2007
7:23 PM

Post #3271101

Sherry,

It didn't work. I've looked at that site before, but since we went from Netscape to Firefox, that might be the problem or it's just not working today.

Let me know all the details please of that pale pink Salvia. Was it introduced here in the U. S. ? Do you have any pics of it?

Inquiring minds want to know! I'm drooling! lol

Marilyn
wcgypsy
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

March 11, 2007
7:37 PM

Post #3271139

I have internet explorer and have no problem accessing it.There are probably settings to be adjusted with firefox. The pale pink leucantha is still being trialled and tested, is called 'Danielle's Dream'. Robin says looks to be a truly beautiful pale pink with the flowers being smaller than the species. Discovered in S. Africa.
Marilynbeth
Hebron, KY

March 12, 2007
2:44 AM

Post #3272199

Sherry,

I did a google search for Salvia 'Danielle's Dream' and Robin's site was listed, of course ;-))

I clicked on it and "I'm there at his site" to see it!!! I'm really drooling now! ;-)) It's so beautiful! I want to grow it too!!! I really hope it will be available next year to buy! Thanks for the details!

Marilyn
wcgypsy
Fallbrook, CA
(Zone 10b)

March 12, 2007
2:49 AM

Post #3272207

Yeah, I'm a sucker for pale pink. I have no idea how long it takes for something to be released into production.
Sherry

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