The Retreat in Progress

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Favorite Things

I love the color purple in the garden. It's warm and inviting and playful and peppy at the same time. There are many plants that you can use in the garden to capture the power of purple, but one of my favorite plants is the Mexican Bush Sage (Salvia Leucantha). This beauty has long, soft, velvety flower spikes that butterflies and hummingbird birds are drawn to.  

This particular plant was given to me as a pass along plant less than a year ago and it is a show stopper. I also love to use it in cut flower arrangements.