Taking the mystery out of sage

The Native Sage Festival is being held tomorrow, March 28, 2015, at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden. I will be giving two short talk-walks (10:30 am and 1 pm) on the horticultural use of native sages. There are so many native sages, including a myriad of cultivars, that one is quickly overwhelmed. However, many of these cultivars are very […]

Pruning sage

Pruning wild, shrubby sages is a bit of an art. They often grow very rapidly, developing woody stems that do not resprout reliably. It is recommended in Care and Maintenance of Southern California Native Gardens (available at RSABG and CNPS ) that you cut back these sages in the winter by about a third to […]