Salvia deserves to be our unofficial plant of the month! Salvia, commonly known as sage, has thousands of varieties. Blues, purples, pinks, reds, whites, and bicolor are some of the stand-out colors that are common to find. They are great additions to any garden. With their long bloom times, they can provide ample amounts of color for multiple seasons. Salvia attracts a wide variety of pollinators, while deterring rabbits and deer with their aromatic foliage.
Here at AGH, the bees are constantly buzzing around our salvia displays. Pair them with some lavender and gaillardia and you will definitely be making your local pollinators happy. Well-draining soil is best for salvias, however clay soil is fine so long as it is planted in a dry climate. Here in Ashland, our current average rainfall per year puts us just over the threshold for what is considered dry, so make sure to amend your clay soils before planting salvia – and other plants that are prone to root rot.
If you are looking for some more color to brighten up your garden this season, we have a rainbow of calibrachoa to choose from. They are all in full bloom and super beautiful. Pair them with some trailing verbena to really add a pop of spreading color to an area. Our calibrachoa only need to be fertilized once a week and will bloom into autumn. Bees and butterflies love this flower, and it is heat-tolerant – which is great because summer is not over quite yet! Purple fountain grass, lavender and coreopsis are also well known for being heat-tolerant additions to the garden.
We will have more varieties of plants soon, as we prepare for each season! Check out what we currently have by going to our website, www.ashlandgreenhouses.com and clicking on “availability list” at the top of the web page. We recently restocked our garden art collection! These crafty metal sculptures sell fast, so come check them out! We are open seven days a week throughout summer – Monday thru Saturday 9am-4pm, Sunday 10am-3pm. As always, feel free to send an email to email@example.com, or give us a call at (541) 482-2866 if you have any questions. See you soon!