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icedance

Gardened all my life and have been working in horticulture since 2003, love plants and music among other things.

Salvia 'Blue Spire' syn. Perovskia 'Blue Spire'

  • Season Icon Mid WinterMid Winter 2018
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icedance

Pruning back Perovskia 🙂 FYI @richard.spicer.7906

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Squares

Very helpful thank you 😁👍

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icedance

Pleased you find it so Sarah 🙂it’s always good to see a clear example 👍 @Squares

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columbiariver

Thank you Sam.

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icedance

You’re welcome Laura sorry should have @ you too x @columbiariver

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columbiariver

It good. Xoxo

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muhammadabbas

Good..... Are you horticulturist.??? @icedance

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icedance

I have been working in horticulture for 17 years now and completed my formal training in 2005 .. but still very much learning @muhammadabbas

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muhammadabbas

Oh wow amazing you have too much experience in horticulture and in this field the learning can never stop. Great Sam you are doing a great job @icedance

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icedance

That’s very kind of you to say Muhammad thank you , you are so right that it is a huge field and learning never stops .. it’s a wonderful field too @muhammadabbas

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muhammadabbas

So dear Sam according to your point of view that my study choice is brilliant.and its my best luck that I can learn anything from a person who have 17 years experienced like you Sam @icedance and Sorry for more conversation with you and wasting your time I hope you will be busy in your work.

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icedance

Never worry about wasting my time Muhammad it’s no problem. you’ll find gardening people love to share knowledge, it’s important to do that so a love of gardening can pass down the generations , and thank you ...you too @muhammadabbas

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awomanonabike

That looks wonderful Sam. Almost as if the stems have been sprayed silver 💚

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icedance

Thank you Jacqueline, it’s having it’s best year yet 💜 thinking of moving it back a bit this spring? But it’s really shone out this winter ❄️ @awomanonabike

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awomanonabike

It’s also one of those that plants that looks lovely to look through too 😍

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icedance

It certainly does especially at this time of year 🙂 @awomanonabike

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columbiariver

These are such nice plants. Even in winter. Beautiful Sam!

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columbiariver

The stems hold that violet hue really well.

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icedance

They do Laura I love these 💜they do so well in so many situations even in a clay soil, as long as they have a sunny spot they are happy 😃 @columbiariver

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columbiariver

I must add a few more and not cut them back in fall. Thank you Sam

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icedance

Thank YOU Laura 🙂They are very easy to split Laura if you have a reasonably sized plant ? I cut back quite hard in spring as they make such good winter interest plants @columbiariver

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columbiariver

Perfect! I have a two year old. I may just buy some small ones in spring as I want her to get big. Xoxo

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icedance

Oh bless yes, let her grow on a bit xxx @columbiariver

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richard.spicer.7906

Really nice - I've got a young one which is not the big yet, will try cutting back hard this spring to get it to fill out a bit more

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icedance

#perovskia #calamagrostis #sunflowerblackmagic enjoying a rare moment of sun ☀️

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jeatacake

Lovely pic 👌

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icedance

Thank you Jeff @jeatacake

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pelly

I really need to get to grips with this gardening lark Sam, I've only heard of one of them. 😂😂😂

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icedance

🤣😂🤣 bless you Jane you're just fine !! No common name for the grass I think but perovskia is also known as Russian sage ... It's taken me flippin years ! and my plant knowledge went into overdrive once I started work at the GC 👍 @pelly

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Keely

The grasses look lovely with the sunlight Sam 👌

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columbiariver

This is lovely

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pelly

Thanks Sam. There really is so much to learn, but I'm loving it. 😀😀😀

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icedance

Thank you Keely they will carry on throughout the winter now catching the low winter sun ☀️ which we will hopefully get 🤞@Keely

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icedance

I'm still learning all the time Jane it's the best subject out there 👍👍😃 @pelly

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icedance

Thank you Laura 😊 @columbiariver

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katgreen

Lovely border 😍

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