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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jan 10, 2013 11:57 PM CST

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Thought I'd start a thread for Salvia plants. Please share more and with your experiences.

High Country Gardens: I've ordered many times and have always been happy.

Lazy S's Farm Nursery: I've ordered many times and have always been happy.

Flowers By The Sea: I've ordered from them once or twice and was happy.

Crownsville Nursery: I've ordered from them since 1997 or 1998 and have been always happy.

Sooner Plant Farm: I've only ordered one Salvia from them, but was happy.

Garden Crossings: I've ordered from them several times and have always been happy.

Santa Rosa Gardens: I've ordered from them several times and have always been happy.

Sweet Nectar Nursery: I've ordered from them once or twice and was happy.

Romence Gardens & Greenhouses: I've ordered from them several times and have always been happy.

Mountain Valley Growers: I've ordered from them once or twice and was happy.

Plant Delights: I've ordered from them before and was happy.

Logee's Greenhouses: I've ordered from them once and was happy.

Vincent Gardens: I haven't ordered from them before.

Almost Eden Plants: I haven't ordered from them before.

Digging Dog Nursery: I haven't ordered from them before.

Garden Harvest Supply: I haven't ordered from them before.

Avant Gardens: I haven't ordered from them before.

Joy Creek Nursery: I haven't ordered from them before.

Forestfarm: I haven't ordered from them before.

Gardens in the Wood of Grassy Creek: I haven't ordered from them before.

Morningsun Herb Farm: I haven't ordered from them before.

Sandy Mush Herb Nursery: I haven't ordered from them before.

Goodwin Creek Gardens: I haven't ordered from them before.

White Flower Farm: I've ordered plants from them decades ago (mid 1980's) once and was happy.

Can't think of any more places at this moment.


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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jan 11, 2013 12:02 AM CST

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I would have mentioned Annie's Annuals and Perennials, but since they don't offer all their plants at all times, I didn't.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jan 11, 2013 7:22 AM CST

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Thanks Tee for adding the pic! I tip my hat to you. I forgot about it! Thumbs up

Great pic!
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Jan 11, 2013 10:56 PM CST

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Select Seeds Antique Flowers has seeds and plants. I haven't ordered from them before. Just got their catalog and looks tempting!

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Name: Carole
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Jan 12, 2013 3:29 AM CST
I tip my hat to you.
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woofie
Jan 12, 2013 12:54 PM CST
I've ordered other plants from Goodwin Creek Gardens and been quite pleased. Been a few years ago, tho.
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virginiarose
Feb 21, 2013 6:59 PM CST
I got a Salvia Alert from 'Flowers By the Sea'! This is great, I like these people! Hurray! Hurray!

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Feb 21, 2013 8:01 PM CST

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That's the great thing about FBTS, you get Salvia Alerts! Hurray! Thumbs up
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Name: virginiarose
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virginiarose
Feb 22, 2013 4:22 AM CST
Thanks for putting them in your recommendations, that helps me a lot. I tip my hat to you.
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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Feb 22, 2013 4:52 AM CST

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Hurray! nodding Thumbs up
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Name: Avedon
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Avedon
Mar 15, 2013 2:28 PM CST
I am considering buying some salvias from Flowers By The Sea, and I am wondering if those of you who have ordered from them could tell me about shipping costs. I know this will depend on number and size of plants, but I would be getting the 3 1/2" pots and maybe order four to start and see how they do. We have just lost a 17 year old Burgundy Salvia greggii and I want to find a replacement for it and add more salvias to our garden. I will appreciate all help anyone can give me.
Name: Kermit Carter
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FBTS
Mar 15, 2013 2:38 PM CST
We just posted a Blog article about our shipping charges today:

http://www.fbts.com/everything-salvias/salvia-small-talk/sal...

As a lifelong gardener, I well know how onerous shipping charges can be.


Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 15, 2013 10:24 PM CST

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Avedon,

I just went thru all of our emails to find my order at Flowers By The Sea which I placed Jan. 21, 2013. This is my third and happy year order and is the largest order I've placed to give you an idea.

Salvia leucantha 'Midnight' 1 $7.50
Salvia mexicana 'Limelight' 1 $7.50
Salvia x 'Scarlet Spires' $7.00 2 $14.00
Salvia dichlamys 1 $7.50
Salvia oppositiflora 1 $7.50
Salvia regla 'Royal' 1 $7.00
Salvia farinacea 'Henry Duelberg' 1 $7.50
SAL-0064 Salvia melissodora $7.00 2 $14.00
SAL-00117 Salvia x 'Wendy's Wish' 1 $7.00
SAL-0011 Salvia buchananii 1 $7.50
SAL-00776 Salvia spathacea 'Las Pilitas' 1 $7.50
SAL-0038 Salvia elegans 'Golden Delicious' 1 $6.50
SAL-00769 Salvia microphylla 'San Carlos Festival' 1 $7.50
SAL-00150 Salvia miniata 1 $7.50
Subtotal: $129.50
Shipping cost: $32.05

Total: $161.55

If I counted correctly, it is 16 plants.

After I placed the order in Jan., I deleted Salvia spathacea 'Las Pilitas' $7.50 1 $7.50 and substituted Salvia x 'Scarlet Spires' $7.00 2 $14.00 (which now makes 3 of them) Lovey dubby

You'll be very happy you ordered from Flowers By The Sea! Hurray! nodding Thumbs up

Marilyn

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 15, 2013 10:27 PM CST

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FBTS said:We just posted a Blog article about our shipping charges today:

http://www.fbts.com/everything-salvias/salvia-small-talk/sal...

As a lifelong gardener, I well know how onerous shipping charges can be.



Just read it and it more than fair! Thumbs up

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Name: Toni
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Skiekitty
Mar 16, 2013 9:48 AM CST
Marilyn said:Avedon,

I just went thru all of our emails to find my order at Flowers By The Sea which I placed Jan. 21, 2013. This is my third and happy year order and is the largest order I've placed to give you an idea.

Salvia leucantha 'Midnight' 1 $7.50
Salvia mexicana 'Limelight' 1 $7.50
Salvia x 'Scarlet Spires' $7.00 2 $14.00
Salvia dichlamys 1 $7.50
Salvia oppositiflora 1 $7.50
Salvia regla 'Royal' 1 $7.00
Salvia farinacea 'Henry Duelberg' 1 $7.50
SAL-0064 Salvia melissodora $7.00 2 $14.00
SAL-00117 Salvia x 'Wendy's Wish' 1 $7.00
SAL-0011 Salvia buchananii 1 $7.50
SAL-00776 Salvia spathacea 'Las Pilitas' 1 $7.50
SAL-0038 Salvia elegans 'Golden Delicious' 1 $6.50
SAL-00769 Salvia microphylla 'San Carlos Festival' 1 $7.50
SAL-00150 Salvia miniata 1 $7.50
Subtotal: $129.50
Shipping cost: $32.05

Total: $161.55

If I counted correctly, it is 16 plants.

After I placed the order in Jan., I deleted Salvia spathacea 'Las Pilitas' $7.50 1 $7.50 and substituted Salvia x 'Scarlet Spires' $7.00 2 $14.00 (which now makes 3 of them) Lovey dubby

You'll be very happy you ordered from Flowers By The Sea! Hurray! nodding Thumbs up

Marilyn



Not bad.. spent over $200 on roses from Palatine, then another $155 on roses from Roses Unlimited, then another $65 on roses from Burling Roses.... *Blush* so my ordering options are kinda blown for the year. I plan this a year in advance to make sure I have the $.
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Avedon
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Avedon
Mar 16, 2013 5:41 PM CST
Thanks, everybody, for the responses. Kermit, I am surprised and really happy that the shipping charges are so reasonable. Now my biggest problem is just which ones do I order? Green Grin! Marilyn, I think I will be getting some of the ones you have on your list, but my list well be pretty short, maybe six tops. I need to figure out just where I want them to go
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 17, 2013 1:51 AM CST

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Oops! *Blush*

I didn't have all the plants listed I'm getting. *Blush*

I went back to the email and I'm getting 19 plants total, not 16 ($32.05 shipping):

Salvia coccinea 'Coral Nymph' $4.50 1 $4.50
Salvia coccinea 'Forest Fire' $4.50 2 $9.00
Salvia leucantha 'Midnight' $7.50 1 $7.50
Salvia mexicana 'Limelight' $7.50 1 $7.50
Salvia x 'Scarlet Spires' $7.00 2 $14.00
Salvia dichlamys $7.50 1 $7.50
Salvia oppositiflora $7.50 1 $7.50
Salvia regla 'Royal' $7.00 1 $7.00
Salvia farinacea 'Henry Duelberg' $7.50 1 $7.50
Salvia melissodora $7.00 2 $14.00
Salvia x 'Wendy's Wish' $7.00 1 $7.00
Salvia buchananii $7.50 1 $7.50
Salvia spathacea 'Las Pilitas' $7.50 1 $7.50
Salvia elegans 'Golden Delicious' $6.50 1 $6.50
Salvia microphylla 'San Carlos Festival' $7.50 1 $7.50
Salvia miniata $7.50 1 $7.50
Subtotal: $129.50
Shipping cost: $32.05

That's great shipping for 19 plants! When I was looking at the list that Toni quoted, I thought, were is the one plant of Salvia coccinea 'Coral Nymph' and the two plants of Salvia coccinea 'Forest Fire'?!

So by going back, I found them listed from the email I got after I ordered them and just wanted to update my list of what I'm getting.

I'm decided not to get the one plant of Salvia spathacea 'Las Pilitas' and sub it for one plant (making three for the order) of Salvia x 'Scarlet Spires'.

I'm still thinking of getting one more Salvia to add to the order before it ships late April.

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Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 17, 2013 2:00 AM CST

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Toni,

Then plan on getting some Salvias or other plants from Flowers By The Sea for next year. Thumbs up

Avedon,

I usually look for Salvias (or other plants) that attract Hummingbirds, Butterflies and Bees, but sometimes I get plants just for my enjoyment.

There is a very large selection at FBTS and it's hard to decide which ones to get. The last two years I got 6 or 7 plants each year. This year I went 'whole hog'! Hilarious! Thumbs up

Which ones have you decided so far?

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Name: Avedon
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Avedon
Mar 17, 2013 9:20 AM CST
Marilyn, Salvia melissodora definitely makes the cut. I first saw this plant several years ago at the Antique Rose Emporium. I was at the Fall Festival there sometime around 2003 the first weekend of November and I was stunned!!! It was quite large, had been growing there a few years and was beautifully blooming and covered with pollinators, plus there was a fragrance. When I inquired about it, no one really seemed to know much about it, but finally some one said they thought it was a salvia. I knew it was a salvia because of the foliage but which one? Turns out Betsy Klepsch--sorry if I miss the spelling of the last name--had done a program for the Fall Festival in 1999 and of course, she brought along plants to sell. Unfortunately, I missed going that year because we were making our move over here to East Texas at that time. I have never forgotten about it, and when I saw it listed by FBTS, I knew that would be first on the list. I think I will also order S. microphylla "Flower Child" for I have a small area to fill and I think this would do it. I must choose a burgundy type to replace the one we lost this year, there are a number to choose from, and I do want a blue one or two. Decisions, decisions!!!! One thing, most must be shorter. I would love some of the big ones, but I am going small first to see how they do here.
Name: Marilyn
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Marilyn
Mar 17, 2013 2:16 PM CST

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Avedon,

I'm putting my Salvias into containers and maybe one or two into the ground. Don't have a lot of space to plant them all into the ground.
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