A Book of Salvias: Sages for Every Garden

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Timber Press, 1997 - Gardening - 221 pages
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In this first book on the subject, Betsy Clebsch has selected more than 100 beautiful, garden-worthy species and dozens of commercially significant hybrids. Documented alphabetically, the species covered range from Salvia officinalis (common garden sage) to the rare Salvia cedrosensis and include botanical descriptions, information on habit, blooming cycle, cultural practices, and recommended companion plants, and delightful historical tidbits of discovery and usage. In her ardent pursuit of salvias, Clebsch has explored the wild to collect plants and seeds to test in her California garden. The resulting wealth of cultural information offered in A Book of Salvias ensures that our gardens will be exquisitely aromatic.

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The genus Salvia includes the common garden herb sage, as well as hundreds of species for the ornamental garden. Clebsch maintains a large collection of salvias in her garden in the Santa Cruz ... Read full review


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Betsy Clebsch is a noted amateur botanist and horticulturist in Northern California, having made and tended five gardens in Virginia, Texas, and California. Clebsch has participated in a number of plant explorations and regularly exchanges seed and rare plants, particularly salvias, with many botanical gardens.

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