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16 04, 2020

Cleveland Sage Blooming in April

By |2020-04-16T11:44:25-07:00April 16th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , |

Ahh... April and the native sages are all blooming profusely following last week's rain. This one is a Cleveland Sage (Salvia Clevelandii), which both looks amazing and smells incredible. Check out the snake-like whoop-de-do the flower stem on the right is doing for no particular reason. Nature's funny that way.

12 03, 2020

Lavender Rose Texas Sage

By |2020-03-11T16:19:32-07:00March 12th, 2020|Tags: , , , , |

One of the many Texas sage (Savlia coccinea) varieties I have planted in random spots around the Acre. I can't remember the name of this one, but I really like it because it's a lavender-rose color (instead of the usual red or pink) and has these unusually long, tendrils that grow at the end of the flowers like a big curved horn. Makes it seem more dramatic for some reason.

29 02, 2020

Bee’s Bliss Sage in Bloom

By |2020-02-29T14:25:09-08:00February 29th, 2020|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Late last spring I got a Salvia Bee's Bliss from my friend @linsaycrazyplantlady's nursery. I planted it near the rocks by the fish pond and left it do its thing. Turns out there were a couple of giant white squill bulbs lurking below the surface in that location that I had forgotten. In November the squill erupted from the ground, leafed out, and completely covered the Bee's Bliss. And so I forgot about the little sage. Yesterday while doing some  [keep reading...]

23 04, 2017

Lazy Garden Tip: Golden Poppies are Super Easy to Grow

By |2017-04-23T15:38:12-07:00April 23rd, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Golden poppies that blew in and made themselves comfortable Its pretty hard to find a plant that's easier to grow than one that turn up at random and proceed to takeover. Bonus points when it's not an invasive weed but a native flower you actually. Last year we had a few golden poppies blow in here from who knows where and put on a nice early spring display before disappearing again. This past rainy season (basically November to  [keep reading...]

6 05, 2014

Cleveland Sage

By |2014-05-06T10:12:21-07:00May 6th, 2014|Tags: , , , , |

Cleveland Sage (salvia clevelandii) is a native sage that grows readily around here. This time of year its fragrant, woodsy flowers are generally covered with bees and hummingbirds. You can dry the blossoms and leaves, mix them with dried lavender and you've got a potpourri that'll beat anything you could get in the store.