|Isn’t it splendid? This November display of scarlet pineapple sage (Salvia elegans) is massive|
As long as the hummingbirds are wearing their woollies – or are indoors in my dining room – there’s pineapple sage aplenty for their nectar-sipping needs. This Salvia elegans really only got going just before the weather threatened frost. I worried it would be cut down by cold just as it was setting buds.
But look at it now in mid-November! Yesterday, I ran out as the first snow started powdering down to rescue whatever blooms I could. They’re now in a couple of vases indoors. But, despite weather that felled plenty of other plants overnight, the last few sprigs of the salvia are still looking pretty spry.
|So, come on you hummingbird wimps. Shake a wing and get over here.|