No wonder I had to search all over town for Salvia with only limited success...seems the Hippies have discovered its hallucinative properties...there's even talk of outlawing it in Texas!!! I didn't connect the TV news story with the lack of pink Salvia for my garden until "David". probably not his real name, commented on my last Saturday's post with a link for a site dedicated to the joys of Salvia...Good grief! First the deer eat everything and now the Hippies might be raiding my "stash" looking for a cheap high! I'll bet there's not a Salvia left in Austin!...Just joking...well, not really...what other town wears the "Weird" label with such pride?
I do have a few pictures of my pink garden after the first week...lots of Deer tracks, but most of the young plants are intact...Notice I said "most"...they do love to munch on the rose buds and, although they usually leave the coneflower alone, they can't resist the flower buds and tender new leaves. My next week's pictures will probably have wire over the front roses to give them a chance to bloom...and the few volunteer Salvia that I found growing in old flower beds will be going to seed this summer... I'll just have to save seeds from them and start growing my own...maybe I have a possible cash crop... Well, for now I'm off to visit Beverly's Pink Saturday .