Blue Queen Salvia - Heat- and drought-resistant hybrid explodes with plump spikes in midsummer. Flowers have long staying power well into fall. It is an excellent choice for cut-flower arrangements, and can be dried as well. Salvia is easy to care for with a good resistance to pests and disease. Grows 15-18" tall, 12-18" wide.
Guanock House. The five-acre site was a field, completely without structure or planting. Over 10 years, I created a formal garden which included herbaceous, rose and knot gardens, a walled kitchen garden and a wilderness. Arne Maynard.