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Color: From the Mysteries of Butterfly Vision to the Challenges of Drought

We don't live in the black-and-white world of the 1998 movie "Pleasantville." The beauty and complications of color can be found all around us, including in the garden. Just because you've stopped watering your lawn, it doesn't mean that your world needs to become monochromatically blah.

If you live in California or other areas where drought or dry climate impacts planting choices, it's still possible to grow colorful, drought-resistant plants that appeal to your eyes as well as those of pollinators.

This issue of Salvia Guru from Flowers by the Sea Farm and Online Nursery provides planting ideas for dry times. It also explores questions of how butterflies see such a broad range of colors and whether sharp eggshells are successful in fending off Salvia attacks by snails and slugs.

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