salvia: Salvia. This one needs to come with a warning label. First, it’s a psychoactive plant. Second, I’ve heard you can’t buy it in all states because it IS a psychoactive plant. But this is the deal, it’s super hardy, grows like a weed (pun not intended), and blooms all summer long. Another downside or perhaps upside, depending on how you look at it, it multiplies like nuts and can easily take over a garden space in no time.

This one needs to come with a warning label. First, it’s a psychoactive plant. Second, I’ve heard you can’t buy it in all states because it IS a psychoactive plant. But this is the deal, it’s super hardy, grows like a weed (pun not intende

grounded design by Thomas Rainer: Pleasure Garden - Nasella tenuissima and Salvia Caradonna

grounded design by Thomas Rainer: Pleasure Garden - Nasella tenuissima and Salvia Caradonna. Lovely combo of grasses and perennials.

SUSTAINABLE ROMANCE: Love this idea of planting in between the sidewalk and street. Allium giganteum (Allium 'Globemaster'), steppe sage (Salvia memorosa 'Caradonna'), catmint (Nepeta x faassenii 'Walkers Low') and peat reed grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster').

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Planting in between the sidewalk and street. Allium giganteum (Allium 'Globemaster'), steppe sage (Salvia memorosa 'Caradonna'), catmint (Nepeta x faassenii 'Walkers Low') and peat reed grass (Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster').

Salvia nemorosa ''Sensation Rose' (Sensation Series)' - Throughout summer, spikes carry masses of rose pink flowers, each sitting within a deeper purplish-pink calyx.

Salvia nemorosa ''Sensation Rose' (Sensation Series)' - Throughout summer, spikes carry masses of rose pink flowers, each sitting within a deeper purplish-pink calyx. Their compact, tidy habit makes them ideal for containers and window boxes, as well as c

Nasella tenuissima, Salvia Caradonna, Nepeta 'Walker's Low' and Allium 'Purple Sensation' in Thomas Rainer garden

Nasella tenuissima, Salvia Caradonna, Nepeta 'Walker's Low' and Allium 'Purple Sensation' in Thomas Rainer garden Absolutely lovely/Pia

Hydrangea Annabelle + Agapanthus + Salvia 'Mainacht' & Echinops ritro (globe thistle)

Garden border for front of Evergreens consider: Hydrangea Annabelle, Agapanthus, Salvia 'Mainacht' and Echinops. More of a cottage garden border feeling.

white rose,lavender, primrose path. backed by blazing star and hollyhocks, evergreen hedge

love the mixture of white roses and lavender in the same rectilinear bed, lovely combination, modern and traditional

Salvia-nemerosa 'Caradonna' -Prefers full sun and a well-drained soil. Zones  4-8. Bright purple blooms form on 24-30 inch stalks from early to late summer. "Deer resistant"

Buy Balkan clary Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna' - Slender spires of dazzling blooms: Delivery by Waitrose Garden in association with Crocus

Salvia leucantha - Mexican Bush Sage 'Midnight'

Salvia leucantha - Mexican Bush Sage 'Midnight': Spread sideways, needs to be cut back every year to the ground, flower from March to December, hummingbirds love it. Low water and low maintenance.

Summer border of Buddleia davidii 'Lohinch', Echinops ritro 'Veitch's blue', Achillea credo, Nepeta fassenii, Salvia superba, Anthemis tinctoria 'Sauce hollandaise', Clematis viticella 'Etoile violette'

Summer border of Buddleia davidii 'Lohinch', Echinops ritro 'Veitch's blue'…

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