Video: Salvia uliginosa (Bog Sage)

This year Salvia uliginosa (Bog Sage) has been taking over a large portion of the northern border. I have had my eye on it and planning its demise, but yesterday I changed my mind.

The sun at early morning was just beginning to filter inside the garden. Air was cool.

There was a stirring breeze. With chimes singing behind me in the meditation circle and a little bird calling and calling, the salvia’s sky blue flowers danced before me and made me smile.

Thought I would share a video from the moment. Hope it might give you a smile as well. Turn up the sound and you may be able to hear peaceful contentment.

18 thoughts on “Video: Salvia uliginosa (Bog Sage)

  1. Kris P

    It looks lovely waving gently in the breeze, Susie! Given its common name of bog sage, I’d assumed that I couldn’t grow this plant until I saw it in the garden of another local blogger. It blooms reliably for her, even when faced with drought and water restrictions. In fact, limiting its water is said to control its rampant growth here. Mine hasn’t bloomed yet but it’s still alive and appears to be producing bloom spikes, despite being planted in a spot where everything else has promptly died.

    1. pbmgarden Post author

      Kris, thanks for the tip about limiting water to keep bog sage in check. I need to move it to a different spot but it’s staying put for now. Hope yours will establish well in the trouble area. It’s all about finding the right conditions.

  2. Frogend_dweller

    It’s wonderful en masse, swaying with the breeze. Thumbs up from me! (I’ve got a long clump in front of some tall grasses and that is also a sight when the wind gets strong.)


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