Impressifying and Spreading Our Roots

This issue of Salvia Guru covers the waterfront -- as in drought and water conservation news -- as well as all the stories about pretty sages we can pluck from the Internet. Follow our links and you will find your way from the quiet of plant libraries called herbaria to the clamor of frog and toad garden habitat. We'll lead you on the search for salvias from desert gardens to the dunes of South Carolina.

As to the two impressionistic portraits here, they are modified photos of FBTS plants created using a tool called Impressify™, which we discovered at the New York Botanic Garden's website ( via Twitter.

Speaking of social media, you'll find us on Twitter @salvia_guru and @FBTScom. Flowers by the Sea also maintains a Facebook page ( bursting with all the latest sages blooming in our Mendocino test gardens. Stop by for a visit soon.

Early in June, we reported that Salvia Guru now is a monthly. We continue to spread our roots and grow our readership with your help by mentioning Salvia Guru's free subscriptions to friends and family members who enjoy gardening. Thanks and happy gardening to you.

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