David Salman on August 28th, 2009

Fall is in the Air I look forward to my gardens this time of the year. Many of my favorite native plants and ornamental grasses come into flower as the summer transitions to fall. Living and gardening at an elevation of nearly 7, 000 ft. here in Santa Fe, you can already feel a hint […]

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David Salman on August 19th, 2009
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Agastache, Perennial Super Stars

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Agastache, Perennial Super Stars It’s no surprise that gardeners across the country are bringing Agastache plants into their gardens. Some of these new hybrids are worthwhile while others appear to not be anything really exciting. Never-the-less, I’m excited that this genus is becoming more widely […]

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David Salman on August 14th, 2009
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Agastache, Perennial Super Stars

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Agastache, Perennial Super Stars Growing plants of the genus Agastache (A gas’ ta kee or A gas tack’ e), commonly known as hummingbird mint or hyssop, has been an obsession of mine for the last 15 years. They have everything I love in a perennial; […]

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David Salman on August 5th, 2009

The genus Echinacea contains some of our most valuable and showy native wildflowers. There has been a tremendous amount of selection and breeding work done with the various species in the last decade resulting in an explosion of new cultivars (varieties). Some are superb but most others are highly over-rated, especially some of the orange […]

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