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Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
Bee Lover
Miamiu
Dec 13, 2020 2:50 PM CST
Today I purchased a rockin blue suede shoes and a Evolution violet salvia. Depending how bad January winter is I maybe getting a Roman red. For variety would really like a white, or pink salvia. I do not usually see those colors in my stores.
Name: Dan
East-central Iowa (Zone 5a)
Salvias Hummingbirder Region: Iowa
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hawkeyewx
Dec 19, 2020 4:23 PM CST
I guess if you live in Florida you can still get plants in December. Up here in Iowa we have to wait another four months. I'm already getting a bit of garden fever. At least I have a bunch of small salvias growing in my window and basement.

I am a big fan of salvia guaranitica, so I'd like to try a few more in 2021. I have my eye on the Bodacious and COOL series from Flowers by the Sea. I'll probably wait to see what a local garden center has in April before ordering anything online. Last spring they had Bodacious 'Rhythm & Blues'. I passed on it because it was in a larger, more expensive pot, but I won't pass if I see it again. Maybe I'll get lucky and they'll have the new Bodacious 'Smokey Jazz' next year.
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Name: Steve
Port Orchard, WA (Zone 8b)
BrooklynStart
Dec 23, 2020 10:41 PM CST
2 days ago, ordered Windwalker Deep Rose & other plants from Select Seeds--to be shipped mid March or April. When available, will order Royal Rumble, Hot Lips, and Gentian Sage & other plants from Annie's. Can't wait till March.
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Bluebell1
Jan 2, 2021 4:52 PM CST
I live near Annies and am there once a month. Sometimes in the early morning on a week day when there's few people just to walk around all of her beautiful plants and plantings. Select seeds is a go to for me also. Love their seeds.

Me, I'm starting a lavender sage this year. I got the seeds from Farmacie Isolde. It looked pretty cool.
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Name: Steve
Port Orchard, WA (Zone 8b)
BrooklynStart
Jan 2, 2021 7:45 PM CST
Bluebell1, the Select Seeds I ordered from is in Union, Connecticutt. Is there also one near Richmond, CA? Wish I could walk thru Annie's, but wife does not want to stop when coming out of So. San Francisco. I will order seeds from Swallowtail in Santa Rosa soon.
Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
Bee Lover
Miamiu
Jan 3, 2021 10:13 AM CST
I just bought a bodacious rhythm and blues. I thought this was just another indigo salvia, but when I saw a bloom at the store it looked like a mix of regular purple and blue. Do not know if it was a light effect, but it looked interesting to me so I bought it. Does anyone else have this plant? In the sun the flowers have a purplish look. I saw almost Eden pictures and doesn't look like it. The flowers have a more purplish tone by the calyxs and indigo towards the ends. Maybe a mislabel?
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Name: Zoƫ
Albuquerque, New Mexico (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Herbs Salvias Composter Bee Lover
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nmoasis
Jan 3, 2021 12:22 PM CST
Miamiu said:I just bought a bodacious rhythm and blues. I thought this was just another indigo salvia, but when I saw a bloom at the store it looked like a mix of regular purple and blue. Do not know if it was a light effect, but it looked interesting to me so I bought it. Does anyone else have this plant?


Someone reported on Rhythm & Blues on a thread this summer... @gardenfish, was it you, or do you remember who had it?

I have also ordered it for spring, along with several others from FBTS for a new dry, lean bed I'm creating:

S. canariensis "Lancelot" (Wooly Canary Island sage)
S. glutinosa (yellow, know as Jupiter's Distaff)
S. sclarea "Piedmont" (Italian clary sage)
S Arizonica (Arizona blue sage)

I've had mixed results ordering live plants, but worse results starting from seed, and I can't find much of a selection at local nurseries, so ... Crossing Fingers!

Eric, our climates are so very different; it will be interesting to compare notes this summer!

For me, gardening is really just an excuse for playing in the dirt. Admittedly, plants are a satisfying by-product.
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Name: Kermit Carter
Elk, California (Zone 9a)
Offering 400+ Salvias and counting
Salvias Hummingbirder Butterflies Region: California Garden Ideas: Level 1
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FBTS
Jan 3, 2021 7:41 PM CST
There is a nice picture of Rhythm & Blues here:

https://www.facebook.com/Plant...

Accurate for color. This is from a stand that overwintered in Zone 6.

Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
Bee Lover
Miamiu
Jan 4, 2021 4:10 AM CST
Thank you kermit that is probably the one i have then.

Bluebell1
Jan 11, 2021 9:02 AM CST
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I order from Select Seeds on line and Swallowtail on line.

Name: Steve
Port Orchard, WA (Zone 8b)
BrooklynStart
Jan 11, 2021 5:30 PM CST
Bluebell1, also ordered online from Select Seed, but only ordering plants. We are most likely ordering from same nursery. Will also order seeds online from Swallowtail in late Feb. Impatiently waiting for Annie's to update New Arrivals with plants on my list.

Bluebell1
Jan 17, 2021 7:59 PM CST
Bluebell1 said:[quote="BrooklynStart"]

I order from Select Seeds on line and Swallowtail on line.




Bluebell1
Jan 17, 2021 8:03 PM CST
BrooklynStart said:Bluebell1, the Select Seeds I ordered from is in Union, Connecticutt. Is there also one near Richmond, CA? Wish I could walk thru Annie's, but wife does not want to stop when coming out of So. San Francisco. I will order seeds from Swallowtail in Santa Rosa soon.


Another great place for plants is Digging Dog. They are near Mendocino. Also mail order. Really nice plants
Name: Steve
Port Orchard, WA (Zone 8b)
BrooklynStart
Jan 17, 2021 9:44 PM CST
Bluebell1, I got my Magnolia Inspiration from Digging Dog in 2019. Was looking for one for about 1+ year, stumbled on one there-- online. At same time, saw one in a 1gal pot at an Oregon nursery for $45, with shipping about $40. Digging Dog saved me about $30-35 when shipping included.
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Name: Eric
Hawthorne, fl (Zone 9a)
Bee Lover
Miamiu
Feb 26, 2021 3:30 PM CST
Lowe's had an interesting salvia. It was a Sally fun but rather than being bright purple it was like whitish with light purple. Don't know if the flowers were faded, or if it's a different color shade. Look forward to seeing.

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