Summer Entertaining: May Night Salvia

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The Profile

May Night Salvia

Salvias are known to be such reliable plants. They offer rich color & texture to garden spaces. Salvias are members of the sage family. May Night Salvia is an perennial known for their plentiful blooms. They average about 18-inches in height & width & look particularly magnificent when several are grouped together to form a border. May Night Salvia attracts birds, hummingbirds, bees & butterflies. May Night Salvia blooms from late spring on into the summer months. Learn how to use & care for this southern garden must.

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How To Navigate May Night Salvia

Savvy southerners know to have distinctive garden varieties planted around their outdoor space that can be used for a number of occasions. Creating arrangements from these staples are designed to be effortless & fast to prepare since entertaining involves many fine details as the event draws closer. May Night Salvia offers distinctive charm to entertaining vignettes. Several blooms make an impact without a whole lot of effort.

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The Technique

May Night Salvia grounds garden spaces as the spikes bloom well into the summer months. They look great when planted near mailboxes & fence posts. They require full sun, are cold hardy & perform quite well in poor soil conditions, clay in particular. Use them in cut flower arrangements as the spikes of color brighten spaces instantly. Pair them with Shasta Daisies & Hosta for quick, sweet bursts of texture & range. Consider placing them on kitchen sills, near sink basins & on vanities.

The Tune
“Pennies From Heaven” Billie Holiday 

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* Southern Born * Southern Bred * Tailgate Queen * Southern College Football Fanatic * SEC Tailgate Strategist * Southern Recipe Writer & Sometimes Novelist * Half-Hour Hostess * Media Personality * Houndstooth Hound Owner * Small Town Dreamer * Big Idea Doer * 3rd Generation Pimiento Cheese Fixer * Casserole Maker * Budweiser Drinker * Bourbon Cocktail Sipper * Peanut Butter Love Affair * Cookie Monster * Calorie Burner * Retainer of Useless Pop Culture One Liners * Terrible Dancer * Even Worse Singer but doesn't care * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Rebecca Gordon shares over 20 years of cooking knowledge in the instructional filled original editorial content on Buttermilk Lipstick as well as the cooking class format videos that can be found on her YouTube channel through regular collaboration with numerous media outlets. Gordon draws from an extensive background in corporate publishing spanning over 13 years on both the business and editorial side focusing on women’s southern lifestyle. She is a classically trained pastry chef and draws from fine dining restaurant experience from a James Beard award winning chef as well as her southern roots upbringing to share cooking, entertaining & style content relevant to today’s modern woman.

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