Monday, February 15, 2010
Sage Border at Kew
Salvia greggii 'Cherry Chief'
Salvia greggii 'Lowrys Peach'
Salvia Boroder at Kew Autumn 2009
Salvia Border at Kew with Salvia leucantha in foreground
In the Autumn of 2009 I spent 48 hours in London and took the opportunity to visit Kew Gardens. One of the many things that impressed me was the long border planted with every species of Salvia imaginable, so much so, that I was bound to try and do a similar planting myself. This would have to be on a smaller scale, of course, as I live and garden on a small city lot. In fact, by comparison, much smaller, I was thinking a couple of containers devoted to the family Salvia.
Luckily I live within an hours drive of Richters Herbs and set out a few days ago along with friends Gayla(You Grow Girl), Davin and Johnny to escape the cold and spend a few hours in a warm greenhouse. I headed straight for the Salvia, of course, and made a start at collecting Salvias for the growing season. So far I've found Salvia greggii 'Cherry Chief', 'Big Pink' and 'Lowrys Peach', S.leucantha, and S. dorisiana. I hope to be able to post the progress of this planting over the next few months.