are Autumn Sage and Pineapple Sage. What you say we have a little chit chat about them.
Autumn’s botanical name is Salvia greggii and Pineapple’s is Salvia elegans. Both are in the mint family.
Both attract hummers and butterflies, grow well in sun to part shade, get about 4′ x 3′, and are in the mint family.
AS is hardy in zones 7-9, is drought tolerant, doesn’t like alot of fertilizer or water, and is a semi-evergreen perennial.
PS is hardy in zones 8-11, needs regular water, has edible leaves and flowers, has pineapple scented foliage (yep. Pineapple scented foliage. How cool is that!!), and can be a semi-evergreen perennial or an evergreen woody subshrub depending on how cold of an area you live in.
I have both in stock in 1-gallon containers for $3.99 each. Both are gorgeous, and I think you need them in your garden.
Are you looking for something to do on this rainy Saturday? Well, I have the perfect idea for you…come to Roses and Gargoyles’ “Attracting Butterflies and Hummingbirds to Your Garden” seminar! It’s 1:00 – 3:00, and it’s free. Just remember to bring a chair.
I have lots of info to share with you about how to get butterflies, hummingbirds, and moths into our gardens. Who doesn’t want all those cool little guys hanging around??
The summer quarter winner of Lake Helen’s Prettiest Garden contest is Melissa Mong and her adorable daughter Miya! Their pretty little garden is at 194 W. Craig Ave. The perimeter of the garden is surrounded by shrubs, so the true garden can’t be seen until you step inside the garden gates. Which makes this little gem a true hidden garden.
If you see Melissa working in the garden, ask for a tour…you’ll be glad you did.
Want to have more butterflies and hummers in your garden but aren’t sure how to make that happen? Then this is the seminar for you. We’ll talk about the nectar and host plants they need, along with how to make them feel welcome in your garden.
The seminar is Saturday, July 20, 1:00 – 3:00. It’s free. Just bring a chair. If the weather’s nice we’ll sit under the oaks so we can watch the butterflies and hummers in the nursery as we talk.
This is one of my favorite topics to talk about, and I am really looking forward to this seminar. See you there!