• Salvias and the Hummers that Love Them

    6 days ago - By 10,000 Birds

    During my time writing for 10,000 Birds, I have made no secret of my love for salvias - especially Michoacán's native salvias. In fact, I have nine species of salvias growing in my small garden as I write these lines: six natives I grew from cuttings ( Salvias mexicana , purpurea , longistyla , patens , and two I have yet to ID), one grown from seed from my sister's garden in California , one purchased in a local nursery , and one purchased culinary sage plant .
    The main reason that I love salvias so much, is that hummingbirds love salvias. In fact, most salvias seem uniquely adapted to...
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