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Digging Spring and Cowboy Perfume

When we talk about sages, "hairy" is a good word, because it refers to the fuzzy trichomes that make many salvias silvery, conserve moisture and produce pleasant fragrances. One example is the pleasantly fuzzy foliage of Salvia amplexicaulis (see the mint family overview link) pictured emerging earlier this month from its winter mulch.

But when we talk about problems in life or schedules, hairy means something entirely different. It was a hairy winter and spring in Mendocino County, Colorado and across the nation for so many reasons. But us FBTS folks are all getting back to smelling the sages, breathing deep, digging into work and producing Salvia Guru again.

We hope you enjoy this issue and spread the word about our publication and online Salvia nursery as well as the what one writer (see the "Chaparral Sage" link) refers to as "cowboy perfume."

Photo Credit: White Sage (Salvia apiana), a fragrant chaparral plant, FBTS.

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