Scented, Splendid Salvia in the North State Garden

Despite what feels like many weeks of rain (snow in the high country) and gray weather lingering into late spring this year, I am deeply gratified by those plants in my garden that are flourishing regardless. Some of these plants,… Continue Reading


September’s Sensual Salvias – an Interview with Mike Thiede, Regional Plantsman

Mike Thiede gets excited about plants. “You will never guess what I just found?” he said in all excitement the last time I met with him – and he did not wait for me to answer or guess, but continued… Continue Reading