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Oh the Aches, Pains and Pleasures

Gardening every day means aching muscles and joints for many of us. But the discomfort is dulled by the pleasure of running soil through our fingers and helping it yield beauty. So we grab our shovels, trowels, seeds and tiny pots of plants and head for the back 40 even if it is only a 4-foot by 10-foot apartment balcony.

In this issue, our links range from small space, urban gardening (Fostering Urban Wildlife in Pocket Humane Gardens) to a study about a rare, moth-pollinated Salvia that blooms at night. Readers can learn about how to create Salvia flower arrangements and kinds of sage groundcovers that defy drought. Other topics include bug patrol without pesticides and tips for making flowerbed planning simpler by limiting color combos.

As ever, we would appreciate it if you spread the word about our free subscriptions to Salvia Guru. Thanks for taking time out to dig into the wealth of information we collect about Salvia gardening.

Photo Credit: Salvia BODACIOUS™ 'Rhythm and Blues', FBTS.

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